When I read the July 28 Roxane Gay column “Our vulnerable black bodies,” I silently wept for our nation where we continue to see the same things happen over and over again.
I am an 88-year-old while male who recognizes so much truth in what Gay said. Now is the time, and we can wait no longer to put an end to this senseless bias against those who just happen to be born with a black body.
Way too often, the story repeats itself. A police officer interaction results in abuse that often ends in deaths of African-Americans pulled over as drivers. The police officers so involved have to be just a minute percentage of white officers who function at being real, not bogus, officers of the law.
Reform of our whole justice system must happen. Too many black bodies are being injured, abused, humiliated and often killed by rogue police officers. I would hope that this well-written article would be the genesis of a good honest took at what is happening, and that questions and answers turn into police reform.