Silence. I cannot help but think of NWA's hit, "F**k the Police" and the backlash that the rap group received for defaming the police. In 2014, that song's lyrics are still powerful, especially amongst the African American community.
Brown's death hits close to home. Today, I had a conversation with a dear friend. A part of me was in shock; however, I had to remember that I reside in Phoenix, Arizona. While shopping at Fry's Marketplace last night, she overheard a Caucasian mother stating that she was happy that her biracial children would never endure a death like Michael Brown's. We live in a predominantly white community, and unfortunately, many of the residents believe that we reside in a post racial society. Some of the black residents, also, feel the same way. The Caucasian mother, also, admitted that she was confident that this would not occur, because her children reside in Ahwatukee. It is 2014, and this "parent" was oblivious to who Emmitt Till was; for lack of better words, my friend had to "check" her. This is the same community where white mothers, when registering their biracial children for school in the Kyrene School District (as shared with me by former
Pray for our nation. Pray especially for Arizona.