So I’m in a gift shopin the south watching these kids picking up the toy pop rifles and pistols. As the only woman of color other than my friend, I’m watching these mothers purchase these guns with no thought or worry and the kids are firing them in the store. I had a passing thought that my 14 year old would love one of these. That was a 1 second thought because immediately following that thought is the thought that I would be signing my sons death certificate if I dare to buy this as a gift and bring it to NY. I go for the survival kit with the compass, whistle, light etc. it did not occur to me until I bought it for both my kids that I opted for a survival kit. It’s now Inate to think about the survival of our black boys.
What should be fun will cost him his life.