My anger and frustration over the murder of Jordan Davis is what made me decide to blog about this today. The man who shot and killed him wasn’t convicted of murder. Thankfully, it was a mistrial and he will be tried again. Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses it here.
I chatted with a co-worker named Bea today. She, like me, was born in the Tidewater area of Virginia. A lot of eastern North Carolinians ended up in Tidewater. She lived in Edenton, where one of my sisters was born. I mentioned fondly the town of Belhaven, where I spent a lot of time as a child. Bea is African American, so I realized she may not have fond memories of North Carolina. I mentioned this to her. She was surprised to hear me acknowledge that.
She’s about 15 years older than me, and lived in Tidewater as a child. She remembers…
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