My Daughter Wanted to Go to the “Riots”

Photo by Chris Slupski on Unsplash

My daughter called me on Sunday while I was at work saying she wanted to go to the “riots” here in Madison, Wisconsin. At 12 (soon to be 13), she has already endured some of the daily indignities and humiliations of black life in America: being followed around in stores, being the only one out of a group to be interrogated for some suspicion, being called the n-word. At first, I was like no, we’re not going anywhere…

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