He posted a comment on Facebook a week or so ago about a disturbing incident when he was at our local school park shooting hoops. Apparently a kid he did not know was making racial slurs to him. Rob opted not to do anything because the
In our area it is what I call "sneaky" racism. Rarely is it as open as what he got at the school yard. More often it is being followed in a store, or ignored at a check out. People who do not have family members of color are shocked when I talk about this and think I am a whacko. My black friends know that this is truth. This means that I am endeavoring to raise strong young men of color who will be able to be open and loving but also know when to step back and when to step up. It is a challenging road.