I once heard a white man say, "When you go out you're representing your race." Except when you're white, you're just a thief, a rapist, a murderer - one who has gone astray from the flock. When you're a person of color, you're a cultural symbol.
My job as a parent is to make sure my son doesn’t carry the weight of society. I can’t raise him to fear. I won’t.
Just hours earlier, I was at one of the finest hotels in the city, handling celebrity talent at a Emmy Awards Gifting Suite.