Saturday, November 29th, 2014
As a white mom of two biracial daughters and a kindergarten teacher devoted to teaching my students how to recognize and combat racism, I am devastated by Darren Wilson’s acquittal. I struggle to find the words to describe this event to my older daughter, whose immediate response over dinner last night was, “I’m not sure I want to say this in front of you, but…white police officers are bad.” She looked at me questioningly, watching my reaction.
There were many things I immediately wanted to say, including, “This was an unjust case, and there are many fair and just police officers of all races. Read more