I had a book news post scheduled to go up today, but I’ve delayed it till next week.
Last night, the grand jury returned a decision saying they were refraining from indicting the police officer who killed Mike Brown. This means there will not be a trial.
More protests are breaking out. People are angry, heartbroken, ashamed of the system we live under.
I’ve tried to think of something to say and I have nothing. The grief I’m seeing, not just stemming from this one decision, but woven of the fabric of American society that would allow all of this to happen — unarmed kids dying, citizens getting tear gassed, police arresting journalists and government officials, the wide chasm of injustice when it comes to the amount of melanin in a person’s skin . . . I have no words.
So I’ll just say this, to my Black brothers and sisters and siblings: I see you. Your lives matter. I’m listening.
I’ll continue to listen.