Watching videos of street mayhem almost always involves the same demographic. Clearly not all people in this demographic are criminals or antisocial probem folks, but when considering who are the criminals and the antisocial disrupters of civilized behavior its almost always that same demographic. And that brings me to my youngest son and his two sons. My youngest son is adopted and is bi-racial. But the world sees him as just another young Black man. He had his challenges when younger, but is now a hard working and devoted family man. And his two boys are also "bi-racial", in fact 3/4 White and 1/4 Black, but again I think that society sees them as just two Black boys, albeit light skinned. The point of this post is that I think much of the negative stereotyping of the Black community has its basis in fact, and what I see almost daily in the news just re-enforces that. But my son, and especially my two grandsons do not deserve the negative treatment that I fear will be their reality. I will do what I can to see that they grow up to be responsible members of our society, but the bigger world may not give them much of a chance.