See it there! The uneasy relationship between police and black Americans is so bad that former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowlands is now worried about raising her son in the “land of the free and home of the brave” – America.
Rowland and her manager husband Tim Witherspoon welcomed their first child Titan in November, 2014 and she admits she has to make sure she raises him in a certain way so he will never be a position which could get him hurt or killed on the streets due to the colour of his skin.
Kelly is not the only African-American having these kinds of anxiety attacks regarding the wellbeing of their children. It is only natural when you monitor the news and hear the many reports of them being killed senselessly by police.
“I talk to minority boys,” Kelly told Schon! magazine. “They have to think about if somebody is going to hurt them, shoot them, because they have some freaking skittles. It’s one of the things that made me nervous about having a boy. I have to make sure I raise a man who is respectful of himself and authorities and is well-spoken so he can communicate. Every minority mother thinks about it nowadays,” she was quoted as saying.