As we prepare to gather and celebrate the diversity of the people of our country with the opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture here in DC this weekend, we should consider that this joyous (and long overdue) occasion is falls in the same week that two unarmed black men - Terence Crutcher and Keith L. Scott - were shot dead by police officers for no other reason than the color of their skin.
This, sadly, in 2016 especially, is nothing new. But let us not numb ourselves to the realities of our current state here in America as we watch the riots and protests in Charlotte and shore up our emotional mettle to prepare for the NEXT report of such a killing that will surely come in future weeks, if not the next. Let us understand and revel in the fact that this is wrong. This is sickening. This is injustice. And it has to stop.