As the mother of a young boy, a child of mixed Arab and Caribbean heritage, the death of Michael Brown is profoundly disturbing. But what is also troubling is the discussion of the rules young men of color should follow. Why should my son, or any non-white child, be taught to be meek and subservient? This is a step backward to Jim Crow and segregation. It’s just obscene to think that our children cannot walk the same path. The focus should be on correcting the social injustice, not on breaking the spirit of our boys.
Sabriya B. Ishoof, Pinecrest