The Protest of a Dangerous Black Person
Shannon Barber
246

Words seem utterly useless right now but I couldn’t read your story and not respond. I am shaken and horrified. I cannot possibly understand your reality but I am ashamed for our country, our police and ourselves that this horrific persecution continues. I feel so helpless. But I want you to know I stand with you. I stand by you. You are in my heart. And my heart is breaking for what is happening here in the U.S.

A change is coming. It has to. This cannot stand. But that does not help you, now.