And yet the protests continue.
***We are talking with a couple of interviewers, one an African-American woman and the other a Latina, about one of our studies which involves interviewing women who recently had a baby. The Latina interviewer mentions a woman whom she recently completed a survey with who happened to live in Mexico. It turns out that she lived in Mexico up until the time she gave birth, and she immediately returned to Mexico after giving birth.
I mentioned to my colleague that our previous conversation and that current one underscored my need to give up my ACLU card yet again. I am astounded at the woman who crossed the border illegally to give birth. I am astounded at the protests of a justified shooting of a bad man.
We explain our previous conversation. The African-American woman couldn't agree more with our confusion over the continued protests even as more and more supporting information for the shooting comes out. [It since turns out Harding died by his own hand.] The Latina murmured how sad it was about the poor man who was clearly troubled and who so obviously needed help.
As I walked back to my office, I told her she so definitely needed my ACLU card.