Let's not talk about my father today. Let's talk about somebody else's father.
Philando Castile should be alive today and celebrating Father's Day with his family. Instead, his family lives with the horrific memories of his death at the hands of police. And with the knowledge that our justice system saw fit to hold no one responsible.
How do you remember your dad? Everyone has good memories and bad ones. Philando Castile's daughter was four years old when she watched her father shot and killed. No matter what good memories she has of his life, they will most likely by marred forever by this night of trauma.
I read an article this morning about what happened when teachers wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts in a largely white school district in Seattle. A five year old boy of color was worried about how the day was going to go.