As readers of this blog may know, I train in a gym whose membership is primarily African-American.
This morning, groups of men continually gathered and spoke in quiet tones about the horrific video of a South Carolina police officer shooting a black man running away from him.
The conversation was mournful and serious. At one point, one member remarked, “it really does seem that they are trying to kill us”. Another replied, “Are there simply too many of us for them to tolerate”?
The year is 2015, just days after Easter. Today in the gym it was not about boxing.