A Community Rallies Around a Man Too Scared to Walk in His Neighborhood
As a tall Black man, Shawn was no stranger to being stopped by police and being called suspicious by shopkeepers and passers-by. Subjected to repeated incidents of racism, Shawn was afraid to walk in the neighborhood where his family has lived for 54 years so he posted about his fears on Facebook and Nextdoor. Soon after, Shawn got offers from neighbors to walk with him. He thought a handful would show up, at most, and was shocked when nearly 100 turned up to take a walk with him. The walk has become a regular occurrence with hundreds of people joining in a heartwarming show of support.