White people can empathize with this terrifying reality. But we cannot be inside the lived reality that forms for a Black man when the police approach.
Sometimes, you just have to burn it down. You have to find your flame, burn it all down, and rise up out of the ashes. You won’t be the same, you will be changed, but your weapons will be powerful. Made of sweat, dirt, tears, anger, compassion for yourself, and new knowledge about the life ...