BUT I think getting out of a gang infested neighborhood with a drop-out rate of 60% and a literacy rate of 10% would feel almost impossible. When the value is how tough you are, and not how smart you are. Where your brothers and sisters, literally, are being killed or arrested instead of graduating and achieving.
McDonalds won’t hire you if you have a record. That’s undue punishment for millions of young people.
Black lives DO matter. And there IS suffering. There IS injustice. I don’t know what I can do to help but at least I can start a discussion about it. Even if I am the only one in all of the Woodlands (the Whitelands) to be chirping about it.