The events that have unfolded in the United States over the last few weeks, most recently with yet another tragic killing of a black person – George Floyd – at the hands of those charged with protecting us, have left the whole nation shocked. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the latest in a long line of brutal and senseless deaths of Black Americans.
Too often have we failed our Black community, and too often have deaths like these been met with silence. As a father of a young child, I can’t fathom a world where I need to have The Talk with my son when he grows up, and fearing for my child’s life every second despite that. Unfortunately, that is the world that every Black American grows up in, as has been made painfully evident by recent incidents.