Dear Caucasian Brethren,
I decided to sit down and write this letter to you because every time I try to have a nuanced conversation with you, I am interrupted by the same shrill refrain. Here is an excerpt from every conversation when I ask you to help me find a solution to a problem:
Us: Black Lives Matter seeks to end the abuse by the state against—
You: First, your people need to address black-on-black crime!
Us: Let’s discuss the inequities in education, employment, housing—
You: Let’s talk about black-on-black crime!!! (The Root)