Since January I have been on faculty at Wiley College in Marshall. About half my students are young black men. I worry for them, that some armed, fearful, paranoid white guy, will take out his fear on them.
What are my guys supposed to do? Stay in high school? Go to college? Work hard? That’s what society tells them to do. Is that enough – enough to do something as simple as expect to continue to live? Apparently not, if a fearful, paranoid, armed person crosses their path at the wrong time.
I’m praying for my guys. My heart is heavy. They have big dreams for life. They have great potential. I’m going to do what I can to help them make it there.