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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:07 PM

"When Black Man Was Afraid to Walk in His Upscale Community, 75 Neighbors Walked With Him "

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/black-man-scared-to-walk-in-neighborhood-joined-by-75-neighbors/

Cross post from General Discussion.

Hat tip to tblue37.



When Black Man Was Afraid to Walk in His Upscale Community, 75 Neighbors Walked With Him
By Good News Network -Jun 19, 2020

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So, three weeks ago, he took to Facebook and the online community bulletin board, NextDoor, to express his fear of walking alone in his own neighborhood.

Shawn expected little beyond a few words of encouragement from friends, but what happened next was much more than he anticipated. Messages began pouring in from friends and strangers alike, saying that they would like to walk with him.

So he posted a time and place letting everyone know, in case they wanted to join him on his next walk. When he arrived, 75 people were waiting there to join him.

Last week ‘Walk with Shawn’ drew crowds of nearly 300 people, as word spread about the neighbors getting to know one another, according to WTVF News. And Shawn received messages from neighborhoods in Georgia, Minneapolis, Denver and Philadelphia, that they started copying his idea.

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Much more at link:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/black-man-scared-to-walk-in-neighborhood-joined-by-75-neighbors/

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:13 PM

1. This reminds me of the (ex-MLB player) Doug Glanville story.

He was accosted by police in his own Connecticut driveway and had to prove he belonged there.

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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:14 PM

2. That is good news.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 08:16 PM

3. What a great story!

The haters are a minority. It’s time for the truth about how Americans really feel about racism to come out and do away with the racist trope.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2020, 09:34 AM

4. Great things are coming next January

These folks will be making their anti-racist feelings known this November.

Aside from dogs and babies, looks like almost 100% mask compliance.

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