Some real talk: And I’m going to be 100% honest with all of you. When I read articles like this one, I don’t feel hatred, animosity, or even a need for revenge and justice. I feel scared and ashamed.
I’m scared because that could have very easily been me. I’m scared that it’s 2014 and this is still happening. I’m scared that no one is being held accountable for what happened.
And as far as being ashamed?
I’m ashamed that it scares me. The fear it invokes in me means “they” are winning. I’m ashamed that I can’t be the guy that can say to a kid, “Chin up. Things are getting better. You won’t have to deal with this kind of thing much longer”. I’d be lying to him and lying to myself.
Please take 10 minutes out of your day and read what happened to Lennon Lacy. Don’t be mad at what happened. Don’t seek vigilante justice. Don’t protest.
Instead, be inspired to change the way we act, conceive, and behave towards each other.