Guest editorial: The ‘talk’ black parents must have with their kids is unjust and also unfair

(AP photo by Rich Pedroncelli, via Houston Chronicle)

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I remember the first time I was pulled over by police in my neighborhood. I was 16. My high school boyfriend was driving and we were headed to the movies. I was terrified and froze.

Kathryn Freeman 150Kathryn FreemanMy boyfriend knew exactly what to do: He addressed the officer as “Sir” as he narrated his every move and explained that he was just taking me to the movies. The officer never gave us a ticket or explained why he stopped us. My boyfriend and I rode the rest of the way in silence, but I could tell he was upset.

Read the full column at the Houston Chronicle.



Kathryn Freeman is director of public policy for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.


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