I’m from the Bronx, not far from where Amadou Diallo lived. I was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, in Nebraska, surrounded by non-Black people, when the news report came on about his murder. They went on with their work; not entirely heartless people, but this was another world for them. Not me.
I get it.
Sucks, though to keep reminding people we matter, only to deal with ruffled feathers, like we’re some secret club only open to the cool kids.