Yes, I fear for their future and safety every day. These kids are bright and excel in advanced placement programs in school. The oldest is also recognized as a star in city-wide athletics. They didn’t ask to be born into a society filled with hate against them simply for the color of their skin. All of them have had to be taught how to interact as safely as possible with law enforcement officers–a shame, but a necessary survival skill. They have already witnessed someone shot and killed just a few feet away from them. I sometimes cry when I think of the challenges they will have to face–many are challenges they should not have to face. These are my grandchildren. It’s for their futures’ sake that I encourage everyone to actively engage in initiatives to bring about lasting deep social change on a broad scale.
Campaign Zero is one of many initiatives that merits very strong support to bring equality and humanity into our social construct. We owe it to our future as a nation to act decisively. All ten facets are critical to bring about meaningful and hopefully lasting change. Click on the graphic below to learn about this important initiative.