What Do I Tell My Son?

While reading my article at BlogHer15, in which I expressed my teary-eyed frustration with the lack of an indictment of the police officers who killed Eric Garner, I asked the question, “What am I supposed to tell my son?”

What do I tell my son about how to conduct himself as a young man to not be harassed by the police?

What do I tell my son about how to not get beaten by the police?

What do I tell my son to make sure he’s not killed by the police for no good reason?

What the f#@k am I supposed to tell my son?

 

Afterward, so many people, men and women, Black and white, shared their concern about the situation, telling me they don’t know what to tell their sons, either.

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