Reaction to the Michael Brown Jr. Case: Numbness

I sat with my husband and daughter and watched the grand jury verdict come down. No indictment for Darren Wilson. I immediately felt my mind and body go numb. I was not able to sit through the entire “verdict” delivery. I went to my baby daughter’s room and just sat. I cried. I prayed. And then the anger hit and it has yet to dissipate. I refused to watch TV or look at my phone the rest of the night in hopes that this aggression would subside but it hasn’t. I hate that looting and violence ensued but it’s hard to know how to respond to such a racially driven, societal issue. So I’ll turn my numbness around and use some of these emotions to state this:

Michael Brown High School Graduation Photo

Michael Brown Jr., you and all other lost young and old black men lives matter. To be black, is to be amazing and you sir, have sparred emotions that were once forgotten or overshadowed. #wehear #werespond #wegrow

[Real Talk] Wendell Pierce speaks racial truths with Bill Maher

As we wait on today’s decision in the Michael Brown case, a good friend of mine passed along this video where Wendell Pierce speaks on the roots behind violence, entitlement and racial messaging on Real Time with Bill Maher. This is more than #realtalk…it’s cultural facts.

What are your thoughts?

Wendell Piece on Real Time with Bill Maher