An Open Letter to the Neighbor Who Filed a Complaint against my Black Lives Matter Sign

This article was mentioned in history class and discussed by a few students, including myself. I knew I had read it somewhere. I would like to re-post it as it is very relevant for my class, and also because I care about equality for all.

Confessions of a Pseudo-Gaysian Suburban Dad

Dear Neighbor,

I don’t know who you are, but you surely know me. We’re a pretty conspicuous family: two dads—one white and one Asian—and two young kids—one black and one Latino—who live right up the street from Thoreau Elementary. Maybe you’ve seen me reading on the porch while my kids play soccer in the front yard and maybe I’ve even said good morning to you as you walked by. I can’t be sure though, since I don’t know who you are.

Black Lives MatterTwo weeks ago, we put up a Black Lives Matter sign. Our eight-year-old black daughter was so excited. Our white neighbors across the street put one up too, and I think that meant a lot to our daughter. I know it meant a lot to me. So when we came home last week to find a letter jammed in our doorknob from the town Building Commissioner stating that an…

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