“This idea of the perfect victim has to do with who is worthy of our empathy or sympathy, and who’s not.” – Dr. Alfiee.
This statement, along with the sentiments that surround the death of Elijah McClain, are heartbreaking but shows the truth of what it means to be a Black man in this country. Eliijah was a sweet boy who left a mark on those he encountered. His death was easiliy avoidable and in vain. “”Good or bad,”” a victim is a victim. Doing something wrong is not a justifiable cause to be killed at the hands of police. We must use this situation as an example moving forward. We must be compassionate when dealing with others for we haven’t walked a mile in their shoes. Read the full article at the link.