Why My Pain Belongs on the Internet
Public lament is more than just another hot take or social media rant.
After hearing the news that a Cleveland grand jury decided not to indict two police officers for the killing of 12-year old Tamir Rice, I thought of my own son. He's five. He has bright brown eyes that can make me grin even when I'm grumpy. His boisterous energy at once exhausts and amuses any adult who has the privilege of spending time with him. His favorite game is "chase" because he just loves to run. Perhaps Tamir's parents saw the same in their young child. The similarities between my own son and Rice and the fact that we shared the same color skin... continue reading >>