3.23.2015

Respectability Will Not Save Us

I simply must share this post by Stewart Coles, who is a friend of mine from my days at The Enterprise Center.  "Respectability Will Not Save Us" is a searingly personal narrative about the arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson.  Given that Amy and I are about to welcome baby Asher into our family, I am sensitized anew to the range of emotions our decent young African-American men face on a daily basis - fear, rage, shame, pride, defiance, exasperation.

Stewart has captured this maelstrom of feelings in a deeply powerful way.  I am extremely proud of my friend for what he is shared.  And I am extremely worried about how Asher will fare when he is the same age. 
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