via The Huffington Post.
"It has nothing to do with race"
Let me be clear: Unarmed college hopefuls don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids heading to work or trade school don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids floundering aimlessly through life don’t deserve to be shot. Unarmed kids who have been in trouble—even those who have been nothing but trouble—don’t deserve to be shot.
The act of pinning the tragedy of a dead black teen to his potential future success, to his respectability, to his “good”-ness, is done with all the best intentions. But if you read between the lines, aren’t we really saying that had he not been on his way to college, there’d be less to mourn?
That’s dead wrong."
I had two missed calls and two voicemails on my phone today; voicemail 1: lady from a potential wedding venue we are looking at returning my call, sounding a bit confused. voicemail 2: a mate laughing because i’d changed my voicemail message to a recording of george castanza singing. (which i’d completely forgotten i’d done)