According to mappingpoliceviolence.org, police throughout America have killed 883 people this year, with 207 of those fatalities being black people. Only 6 officers have been charged with a crime resulting from these deaths. In 2016, police killed at least 309 black people.
This is one of a multitude of issues that concern Kara L. Higgins, a mother of a black boy living in America today.
“Yes, Mr. President, I am that B____, with that son, on that field,” Higgins stated. Offering her perspective in response to US president Donald Trump’s recent commentary, Higgins made a plea to the entire country.
“America, I want you know that every mom of every Black boy in America sees you,” stated Higgins, a member of the nonprofit organizations Moms of Black Boys United (MOBB United) and MOBB United for Social Change.
“I want you to understand that kneeling is about not getting arrested or shot. It’s about generating a dialogue that America needs,” said Higgins.
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