We went to the bookstore to use my oldest daughter's gift certificate. I promised her for weeks that we would go and since school was done for me, naturally I had more time to fulfill all those promises I made over the 20 months of my grad program. We decided a cake pop from Starbucks was needed fuel for this expedition and stopped by the coffee shop before perusing the rest of the store... That's when I noticed him. Being one of a few black people in the store how could I not.
Something about him was a bit odd. He was an older ambiguous and greying black man. Not too dark, not too light...average height and very unassuming.
Child predators are getting bolder... Parents and communities need to become more vigilant. Trust your instincts. If you feel weird about something it's probably what you think it is.