Interesting discussions going on all over the internets spinning off of the whole Gatesgate thing. I won’t say anything here that hasn’t been said by now (which is not to say there is nothing new to say, maybe, but – I got nothing new).
But I think of this. I am the mother of 4 black children, 3 of them sons, two of them raised to adulthood but still…
The comment thread to this post made me remember – years ago when living in another state with all 4 kids still at home. The kids were not good at keeping up with keys. On one occasion one of the boys – a teenager at the time, bigger than me by then, did not have a key and didn’t want to wait until someone with a key got home so…. he busted out a window and essentially broke in. Fortunately no one saw him or if they did, didn’t call the police.
I’m glad about that.