Non-Black Readers: are you a true ally?


April 20, 2023

Last week reports of another Black teen who was unjustly shot by a White man in Kansas City, Missouri, were shared worldwide. 16-year-old Ralph Yarl was shot by Andrew Lester, who fired two shots through the glass window of his front door, hitting Yarl in the head and the arm. Yarl, who was responsible for picking up his younger siblings, accidentally went to the wrong house.

It is unfair Ralph had to receive the reaction he got by simply showing up at the wrong address. There is no excusable reason for him to have received the greeting he did, yet there is still an effort to protect the pe...

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