Philando Castile is the victim of a violent death. His assailant was acquitted of all charges. I’m a Minnesotan, the state where this took place, I know people who knew and loved Philando. I’m white. He’s black. I don’t know what to say. But I can’t let today go by without dedicating this week’s interlude to him.
Dear heaven, the arc of justice is long. Bless all who love Philando and who share my grief.
We will remember you, Mr. Phil, and fight for justice. Some day.