Sometimes those of us of a certain age think young black people don't get it. We see their sagging pants and overly tatted up bodies and think our future as a race has gone to hell in a hand basket. Then some of us realize we focus too much on the negative representations of our youth. There are young people who care...who actually get it. They listen to jazz and classical music as well as that profanity-laced trash calling itself hip-hop but that's another story for another time.
My god-niece, Dominique Diggs, a senior at Howard University, posted this photo of Howard students assuming the position reportedly taken by Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO before he was fatally shot by a police officer. Brown's death has resulted in several days of protest and violence. Brown's parents have called for the violence and looting to stop as it dishonors their son's memory. These Howard students found a way to send a powerful message of support for justice for Michael Brown and against police brutality. Please make this photo go viral.
Here's what Dominique posted on Facebook:My beloved University is my heart. I cannot express enough how much Howard University does for me -- especially in times like this. We, as an historically black institution geared towards educating people of color in multiple subjects & social responsibilities rise in solidarity with the town of Ferguson, Missouri. The Ferguson Police Department are doing their best to silence our people but the protests are still going. All black life matters, we will not stand by & allow for our young black men to be hunted by these American terrorists. ALL BLACK LIFE MATTERS -- SAVE OUR BOYS.