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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 03:32 PM

57. I'm a white woman, grandmother

to a soon-to-be 3 year old boy who is half African American. This could happen to him someday.

In a very thought provoking show yesterday, NPR's Neal Conan interviewed several people including Jonathan Capehart . They discussed the rules a young back man must learn:


JONATHAN CAPEHART: It happened after we left the sort of sheltered environment of Hazlet, New Jersey, in sort of central New Jersey, and moved back up to Newark when my mom remarried. And the conversation that we had was just a series of rules for my own safety. At the time I was 16. They were: Don't run in public, don't run while carrying anything in your hand. The first one being, you know, lest than anyone think you're suspicious. And the second one being lest anyone think you stole something. And the third was don't talk back to the police, lest you give them a reason to take you to jail or worse.



http://www.npr.org/2012/03/19/148926698/op-ed-shooting-of-black-teen-reveals-blindness



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