ben fields
As a teen I acted in ways I would never act now. I grew and learned appropriate ways of handling other people. I didn’t have the training Deputy Ben Fields had. And still, somehow, I deal with my teens not listening without choking or body slamming them. He should’ve known better. And maybe he did. I can’t help but wonder how he would’ve reacted to me as a teen. Somehow, I think it would’ve been different.

When Authoritarianism Meets Racism