The kids living in our small town know African American boys are in danger from racism.
Our foster grandchild and two of his friends were over at our house. They started talking about where they might live as adults. Our foster grandchild Xavier, who is black, said he thought he might live in the country.
"Yeah, it's safer out there," his white friend Matt replied. They moved on.
The kids should not have to be afraid, and we are afraid for them.
From left, Xavier, Matt and Tyler at our dining room table.