AS THE FATHER OF TWO BLACK TEENAGE BOYS, THIS CASE HITS CLOSE TO HOME. THIS IS THE FEAR THAT SEIZES ME WHENEVER MY BOYS ARE OUT IN THE WORLD: THAT A MAN WITH A GUN AND AN ITCHY FINGER WILL FIND THEM “SUSPICIOUS.” THAT PASSIONS MAY RUN HOT AND BLOOD RUN COLD. THAT IT MIGHT ALL END WITH A HOLE IN THEIR CHEST AND HOLE IN MY HEART. THAT THE LAW MIGHT PROVE INSUFFICIENT TO SALVE MY LOSS.
— New York Times journalist Charles Blow, on his own fears after hearing about the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Post racial America: Where fathers and mothers still fear for their children for merely walking on the streets and existing. This fear is so fucking palpable that it shakes our very core. (via wildeblackseoul)
(Source: nothingfalseabouthope, via realgoldteeth)
Lifted whole from wine-loving-vagabond because there is nothing more to say.