Life in America is not needing to explain to our kids what is meant by an active shooter or being in lockdown. It is a child’s quick, “I know.”
Another school shooting. We worry with fear now. Until we don’t. Until the news fades and the pressure of daily life washes it away. We go numb. And we wait.
Whit Honea believes the children are the future, and they can’t lead the way fast enough.
My daughter sees the Orlando shooting as gay people who love their community and dancing being heartlessly killed. She makes the connection to me.
Every day I think about the effect my skin color will have on my daughter’s life. The looks we receive, the way people talk to me. You’ve already witnessed some behavior that might well have been motivated by hate.
“I hugged my daughter a little tighter that morning. I held her hand a little longer while we waited for her bus.”