When the boys joked about bringing switchblade combs to school to fool people, I thought about it for a while before we had the conversation.
Have you heard about Black Lives Matter? No? So, there's this thing that's been happening in our country...for a very long time. Black parents have to tell their kids, unfortunately, that the police might kill them. Can you imagine? No? Me neither.
What they've learned in school about MLK and the civil rights movement conveys a mission accomplished. So...disillusionment...but with privilege. Told them to stick with a black kid if they're out and police stop them.