Rest in Peace Michael BrownAugust 25, 2014 1 Comment
This morning, Michael Brown is being remembered. The country’s attention is shifting for the moment from the caustic, racially charged circumstances that led to his death, to a celebration of his life. You can watch it live right now via Colorlines.
As the mother of three young black men myself, I can only imagine his mother’s grief. We are not supposed to bury our children. I wish I could think that this will be the last funeral of a young man of color who died needlessly. I know many people are working toward that day. May success come swiftly so that we need not repeat today over and over again. It’s going to take concerted effort in families and communities, in our laws and institutions, and in everyone’s hearts and minds.
Meanwhile, I’m thankful for the church, and the joy that accompanies the celebration of a life, even a young life tragically taken, at a home-going service. May Michael rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in knowing they are not alone.