There is a common misconception in the media about black people and the police. Some people trust them, some hate them, and some are indifferent. Growing up in Detroit, I was indifferent. A lot of my personal interactions were good. Police came to school to talk, Police Athletic League, and some of the officers I knew. Yet, the hardest part was knowing that I was lucky.
“If I knew then, what I know now.” Every older person I known my entire life has said it to me at least once. I rolled my eyes then but now I understand how true of a statement that is. The more time I’ve spent working on my personal development, the more I realized how much I was missing.