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How do I help my little white girl find an end to this problem?
Because I'm a white woman.
I have a little white girl.
And I don't know how to make this stop.
I desperately want little black boys not to have to live like this. It's not fair. I don't want parents of any color to have to tell their children of any color to be careful around police. Police are helpers. Unless you're a black teenage boy in the wrong neighborhood.
That makes me sad.
I long for justice.
I long for a country where kids grow up feeling safe.
I long for a day when parents don't have to have "the talk" with their kids about being more respectful than "other" kids.
We can do better.
I want to help.
What do I do?
If I'm not raising a little black boy and I'm not a police officer, how do I help?
Particularly if you ARE raising a boy of color, I want to hear from you about how my little corner of this world can be safer for your son.