Osheta Moore: Speaking Fear, Praying Shalom

July 22, 2014

The folks at A Deeper Story have figured out that stories can teach us more than all the research studies in the world could ever possibly do.

Prepare to stand for just a moment in Osheta Moore’s shoes.

“I don’t want to tell the truth that his mama is afraid. This Black Mama is afraid when I roll deep with my three kiddos in the affluent part of Cambridge. I’m afraid of sideways glances and watchful eyes. I don’t want to tell my kids that they must been seen and not heard, not because their little voices don’t matter, but because the sound of our invasion invokes fear or annoyance. That I read another story of racial profiling resulting in another black boy’s life cut short, and I keep seeing my oldest son’s face replace the victim’s.”

Read “Speaking Fear, Praying Shalom” on A Deeper Story.

posted by Marg Herder

Speaking Fear, Praying Shalom

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