I know you might hate this, but I'm going to do it anyway. I'm going to write this as a mother, as a grandmother, as a card-carrying citizen of the United States, as a goddamned human being.
I'm white, but if you dare hold that against me you're no better than those who hold color against anyone. We're going to talk about those stupid vandals who rampaged through their own Baltimore neighborhood the night before last, looting, burning, destroying nearly everything in sight. They were black kids and they used the funeral of a young black man as an excuse to raise so much hell we'll be adding Baltimore once again to the list of the worst riots in the U.S.