An Open Letter to the GLSEN Family

To the GLSEN family:

It has taken more than 24 hours for me to break out of the numbness, blind grief and rage sparked by the racist, terrorist violence that stole nine lives from a church prayer circle in Charleston. How could our society turn a child to such racial hatred by the age of 21? How could we be a place where such an obviously troubled person, with prior involvement with the police, could legally own a gun? How could we fail to respond to the clear mental illness that allows for such alienation from one’s own humanity?

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