Raising a black son in America



It's a boy! That's what the ultrasound tech says. The excitement is there, but then reality sets in. It's not just a boy, but a BLACK BOY. My black son will mean the absolute world to me, but to the world... he'll be a threat. Not because of anything he has done, but simply because his melanin is seen as a weapon. He won't be given the same chances or choices as his non melanated peers. He will have to grow twice as fast becuase "they" wont see him as a child for long.

It's scary...I'm scared.