A Facebook friend of mine posted a quote from Jen Hatmaker, then added:
Thankful to see others on my feed speak out in this manner. Silence from those who claim to be allies is deafening tonight.
I sat and reloaded the Google News site dozens of times waiting for the verdict. I knew they weren’t going to indict, but I hoped…
I wanted to post about it immediately, but nothing I could say was enough.
My son is Michael Brown.
He is Trayvon Martin.
He is Tamir Rice.
He is all of these black boys who have been killed for being black and acting like kids.
Jackson is 8-years old. We have already told him that he is never to bring anything even remotely resembling a weapon, including any Nerf guns, out of the house. It’s too dangerous.
I feel terrified, angry, and defeated. This kid wasn’t worth anything – that’s what this verdict means. And if Michael Brown wasn’t worth anything, to those people, my son isn’t worth anything.
And the magnitude of that…