Robbins says her marriage to a successful white man also comes up a lot. "As if I had any choice of who I fell in love with 26 years ago ... And as if that white man I married somehow by proxy made my brown skin less threatening to those around me."
"My privilege doesn't keep me safe from the emotional, psychological and physical harm that is waiting for me the moment I turn on the news or walk out my front door," Robbins writes. "Couple that with the fact that I have Black sons in a country that seems to hate Black men."
Officials in a Vermont town apologized and agreed to pay $50,000 to a Black motorist who was stopped by a police officer because of his race.
To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live.