George Floyd died tragically in the custody of Minneapolis police. Four police officers involved in the arrest were fired, but it sparked a much larger chain reaction that we continue to see unfold.
Titus O’Neil sent out a heartfelt Instagram post concerning George Floyd’s death. He said the situation is frustrating, hurtful, and scary. He is an African American father who is trying to teach his sons about life. Now he has even more to worry about.
I’m literally sitting in my car looking at pictures of me and my sons and just came to tears. As a black father this sh*t is frustrating, hurtful, Scary etc, I’ve been able to teach my kids a lot about life but I’m not equipped to teach or tell my kids or other black and brown kids on how to deal with Type of sh*t OVER AND OVER AGAIN🤬🤬🤬I doubt very seriously that my Friends, Coworkers, business partners etc that don’t look like me have EVER had to think about half the stuff I do as a Black Parent trying to Raise two Black Men in this country. I doubt they’ve ever had to Have “The Talk” with their children, I doubt they’ll ever Have to tell their children how beautiful and Amazing they are as much as I tell mine, I doubt they’ll have to wonder if their kids will be okay with driving their cars outside of getting into an accident , I doubt they have to go shopping for Body cameras to install in their kids vehicles, I have a lot of doubts, Concerns, Anger, Frustration and Questions….WHAT I DON’T have is ANSWERS and That’s where many Black and Brown people are at today and have been for years. I can’t explain to them that the outrage people have for hurting Dogs and Animals is deafening, yet the outrage for Killing Black Men and women with A Law enforcement Uniform on seems to be addressed as business as usual. I don’t feel like a SuperHero, I don’t have any answers and I do feel hopeless in this situation. #ImNotOkWithThis
This is a volatile subject matter and a lot of people are very concerned. Titus O’Neil expressed his situation which a lot of people can relate to. Perhaps this will cause much needed change so the concerns, frustration, and anger can be replaced by much happier emotions.