So I am in the airport and CNN is covering #Ferguson
and two 50ish european Americans state that #MikeBrown had it coming.
I asked if either had a son. they both did, young men in their early twenties.
I asked if these sons of theirs had every mouthed off to them or other authority figures, they said yes,
I asked if these sons of theirs had ever taken something that didnt belong to them without permission.. they nodded slowly realizing that they probably didnt want to play any more.
I asked were these sons of theirs still alive, did they have an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and become authority figures. one looked of and the other turned red. “what is your point?”
thats good. because some people, like Michael Brown dont have that opportunity. It not like they had it coming..
Hey – are your sons Black.. either of them… descendant of the African Diaspora? no?
neither of them?
maybe that the difference?