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What I Know, And What I Don’t Know

I will not pretend I understand what it is like to be a black mom.

One of my best friends has brown skin and I love her and her brown skin.  Still, I can’t pretend like I know what it’s like to have brown skin in Houston, Texas or America.  I sometimes see how we are treated differently, I sometimes hear her talk about being uncomfortable, but I don’t know what it is like to live in her beautiful skin.

What I do know is that if my son was arrested, forced to the ground by a group of men and had a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes, I would be furious.  Even if he deserved to be arrested, if he was a submissive, defenseless person, he would not deserve this.  If this was my son, I would be mad as hell. And if it was your son, I would still be mad as hell.

So, I do not understand what it is like to be a black mom, but I do understand loving a child with the intensity of the sun.

I don’t want this post to be about how I said the right thing or how I said the wrong thing. I just want it to be about me saying something honest.

Now I will listen to what other moms and dads have to say about their experiences, expectations and ideas. Send me a message, leave a comment, just keep it constructive.

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