"In America, black children don’t get to be children" from Washington Post

 Stacey Patton, reporter at Chronicle of Higher Education, has a stark, must-read opinion piece at Washington Post. An excerpt:
When black parents read about the killings of Jordan DavisDarius Simmons,Trayvon MartinMichael BrownAiyana Stanley-JonesRenisha McBride and so many others, they are forced to instill fear in their children — warning them about the dangers of white people and the police. Such words of caution are not enough to overcome the centuries of attitudes toward and policies behind white killing of black children.