Why you can’t just tell black boys to be good and stay out of trouble

I want my black sons to trust the police, but I can’t tell them to

My 5-year-old started kindergarten last week. And while many moms are stressing over their kids leaving the nest or getting new shoes or whether they will make friends, I’m stressing out over the simple fact that my kid is a little brown boy in a mostly white school. And sometimes, that scares me.

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