“I can count 5 parents in the last 3 hours who have text me and said my child just asked me “Am I Going To Die!?”
Following the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, parents are forced to think about talking to their kids about police brutality and racial profiling.
On Thursday, singer Solange Knowles posted a pair of messages on Twitter from parents who have shared heartbreaking questions from their kids in response to the shootings. Knowles accompanied the message by writing: “I can count 5 parents in the last 3 hours who have text me and said my child just asked me “Am I Going To Die!?”
The 30-year-old singer, who is the mother of 11-year-old Daniel Julez Smith, Jr., followed up:
Castile’s deadly encounter with police during a traffic stop on Wednesday in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights, Minnesota, comes on the heels of Tuesday’s killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
On Thursday morning, Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton requested a Justice Department investigation into the investigation, according to reports.