I am troubled today – I had time to catch up on the news and learned another black man, Jacob Blake was shot three days ago. Then, I saw a young white man decided to take it upon himself to allegedly kill two protestors last night.
I am sad. I am angry. I am tired of senseless violence and systemic racism.
I don’t always know what to say or do, but I am open. I am a mother and stand beside every mother who is scared for herself and her loved ones.
I have never worried my sons will be murdered when they leave the house. I have never been scared my husband won’t return when he leaves in his car. And last week, I passed three police when my tail light was burned out and a) I wasn’t scared and b) I wasn’t pulled over.
I know my friends with black sons and husbands cannot say the same and that is how I know we are not treated the same.
I am open. And I care. Black Lives Matter. We need to be better.