Officer Friendly – Ferguson

I recall visits from Officer Friendly in grammar school. Unfortunately, for many people of color, especially African-Americans, to serve and protect is the last thing associated with our police force. For too long, cops have killed African-Americans alleging a wallet or cell phone looked like a weapon. Lately, a college bound teen is dead for walking in the street.

My latest post on Huffington Post deals with Ferguson and┬áthe portrayal African-Americans. Sam Cooke sang, “A Change is Gonna Come.” How long will we stand by and allow police brutality┬áto go unchecked?

Ronda Lee
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Ronda is an attorney, writer, and entrepreneur. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and New York. She loves to travel and is passionate about education equity, especially for first generation college students.