A beautiful tribute to Ferguson that gets into one of the real issues. And an eye opener as well… when one participant says, “it’s what our mothers taught us to do…”
As a white person, the litany of advice that passed from mother to daughter, from father to daughter, never had to include a visual sign of surrender to a trigger happy police. We are not taught to plead for our lives because instinctively, the generation before us understands that we will not be put into those situations.
It is a terrible thing that in this day and age, police are one of the the topics that merit discussion alongside of drinking and driving, doing drugs, or running with the wrong crowd. We need to take our “keepers of the peace” off the “because son, that’s how kids end up dead” list.