If you’re white, we do NOT need your voice in the Ferguson discussion right now. Let us grieve. Let us be angry. You have nothing to fear from a police officer with a gun. The justice system in America does not fail you on a regular basis because the justice system was made to protect YOU. It’s not about “Not ALL white people are racist.” It’s about the fact that all white people, whether racist or not, benefit from institutionalized racism. YOUR white police officers get to walk free while OUR families have to teach their children complacency, that to obey a white man with a gun is the difference between life or death. You have never been afraid to step out of your house because you are the minority, because your hair is kinked, because your skin is dark, because you look “suspicious,” because you are wearing a hoodie, because you are twelve years old at the park on a swing-set with a BB gun. It’s not your children being gunned down in the streets. Black lives matter. Our voices WILL be heard. This is not about you. You will never, ever understand what it is like to be black in America. This is not your fight. Please respect that.