In light of the trouble in Ferguson, this week’s blog comes from Parent Map (http://www.parentmap.com/) , August 16 2014,

The Fear of a Black Mother – by Reine Solomon

“I need to teach my son how to stay alive when he interacts with police”

The events surrounding the death of Michael Brown have been criticized and overanalyzed by all sides. No one seems to be able to wrap their heads around this tragedy, and I sincerely hope that the community is able to find peace and heal in the shadow of this child’s terrible death.

Out of this tragedy, I was given an important reminder: I need to teach my 5-year-old son how to stay alive when he interacts with police.

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