My mom is a private detective in Chicago where she overseas the city’s ugliest murder, rape, etc. cases.
Growing up in the north shore suburbs of the Chi, we were acutely aware of the dangerous environment existing in other areas of the city. However, we could never fathom what it was like to grow up under these circumstances. They are and always will be too foreign to us.
However, movies like 13th on Netflix or Fruitvale Station, books like Between the World and Me by Te-Nehisi Coates, and even music videos like Childish Gambino’s This Is America or the one below told by Vic Mensa to our very own Emmit Fenn’s soundtrack create awareness around another side of America.
Through a unified state of awareness legitimate solutions can arise to create equal opportunity.