John Felton, of Michigan, was driving through Dayton, Ohio on a night in August, when he was pulled over by a police officer. John Felton is a black man and the police officer, Randy Betsinger, is a white man. No, no one died, if that’s what you’re thinking. Good guess, though. No, the reason why
This is how we live here. This is America. Every few years, like a volcano building up its purchase, we blow. The molten intensity of racism, injustice, authority, and humanity collide and in an instant we are reminded that for everything that has changed, absolutely nothing has changed. This time it’s not in the South.
At the start of every New Year, I have to admit I have I strangely morbid thought. It slides right in as I think on my resolutions for the year and how much money I hope to save. Every year I wonder how many black people will become famous for all the wrong reasons. By