State of the union

This was a quick, throw away shot I snapped of my reflection in my office window. The double paned glass messed it up and it just wasn’t very good anyway, so I was about to throw it out.

But then I looked at it saw something very sad. I’m wearing a hoodie and quasi Malcolm X-style glasses. I thought, “Gee, I look every bit as threatening as Trayvon Martin. A piece of garbage like George Zimmerman could shoot me at will and no one would do anything about it.” Sad enough, until I realized it would never happen to me. I’m white.

We still have such a long way to go.

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