ABOVE: Ahmaud and his mother
A letter to the editor by Kathleen Strykowsky of Mt Laurel, NJ
May 8th was Ahmaud Arbery’s birthday. Many went running and walking Friday in his memory. My saddest take-away is that in our country the combination of guns and racism has led to black families not being shocked when their loved ones are murdered while doing everyday activities that white families engage in without ANY thought
These families seem to be devastated, enraged, but not surprised. They can go through the later stages of their grief: anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, but they rarely get to feel the first stage of denial because they are conditioned their whole lives in our country that this can be a common occurrence, no matter how innocent the victim.
Editor’s note: The opinions in this letter are the author’s only.
Citizens’ Media TV encourages all viewpoints. Please submit your letters to the editor
|We are 100% funded by our readers. Please support independent journalism. Help pay for Citizens’ Media TV.|