by Ron’s Mom
Last evening I received some traumatic news from my granddaughter who has just begun what should be one of the most exciting times of her life. Instead, she inboxed me saying” Mom, I’m scared! They just found one of the students across the building dead in his room.”
We’re not sure if this was a natural occurrence or whether there may have been foul play. Regardless, this particular incident happened on a college campus. However, as you know, that’s not the only place these things are happening.
If this occurrence WAS foul play, these traumatic experiences are happening everywhere and way too often. We read about them daily. They are happening at schools, colleges, night clubs, everywhere imaginable.
As stated above, please don’t get the idea that these life-changing events in our country are only showing up on HBCU campuses, or (undiversified) universities.
As I said before, they’re happening everywhere!! It’s downright scary! We, as parents are afraid to send our children off to school.
I just read Ron Brown’s Time Tunnel post, ” Where Were You?” It’s a very enjoyable and a timely post about 9/11. He tells of the aftermath of unity of all races after a tragic occurrence.
We need to bring back that unity and double down on diversity. I think, for our children and our future , we should commit ourselves and show, as my son Ron says in reference to the feeling we had after 9/11;
“THE FEELING WE HAD AS WE UNITED IN A COMMON CAUSE. THAT’S WHAT IS NEEDED; NOW MORE THAN EVER!”- Ron Brown
I’m just saying!!
BY~Geraldine (the Jet) Denson/Ron’s Mom