eric garner protests
The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a march demanding federal charges.
I do not think that such celebrities or their fans should think that wearing a shirt or putting one's hands up are enough to support a movement. We should not be that impressed with these gestures as they should be viewed as no more than initial steps.
Growing up, I learned of how my grandmother taught in segregated schools and my mother attended them, prior to witnessing the race riots that accompanied integration. Though they were before my time, these events, and the role my family played in them, have shaped me.