I’ve been incredibly blessed in my life with the ability to earn a good living telling stories. I’m not naive to my privilege or the opportunities it affords me.
But there are still too many places in America where I’m a Brotha Man (even though they couch it in a different vernacular) born in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I’ve been reminded of this on the too frequent occasions in my adult life where I’ve been pulled over by cops for no legitimate reason (other than the ones they came up with after the fact). And let’s be real — I haven’t experienced a fraction of what working class folks in places like Ferguson deal with on a daily basis. Cuz we all know there’s nothing more criminal than being POOR and BLACK.
So I wonder…
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown what photo would they use?