Another small bridge connecting the races together was burned in the virtual world last week. A black guy I went to high school with, Brandon, wrote the following in response to Charlotte shooting:
I was thinking last night as I drove home.
I live in LA.
Not afraid of gangs, muggings, car jackings, or black on black crime.
Not afraid of domestic terrorists, Al Qaeda, or ISIS.
The only thing in this world that truly scares me are police.
I say this not to create animus. I say it because its true. I would literally jump out of an airplane again before I called 911 for anything other than a fire. You cannot understand or empathize with what you fear. You fear me because of the sins of your ancestors. You fear my strength and promise. You fear my potential. You fear my forgiveness as much as you fear my vengeance.