I think you misunderstood what I wrote. The course isn’t allowed to do group lessons at the moment, were waiting for the okay from the city. We were supposed to get the okay to start on June 1st but they pushed it back another 10 days so we’ll hear on the 11th. At the moment are only allowed to do private lessons and we have to abide by all of the requirements for the virus. Masks, no touching and sanitizing any training aids that may have been used. It’s weird because our clubhouse isn’t even fully open yet we’re allowed to teach and interact with members and local juniors.
One of the juniors who came in for a lesson kills the ball and he’s considering doing long drive when he’s older. He’s 5’5 and maybe 130 soaking wet but he swings over 120 mph and gets ball speeds over 170 at 15 years old!!! He absolutely pounds the ball.
My family has been aware of racism more than most. We live in a predominately white higher middle class area. My kids endured excessive racism at school, on the bus and even within their friends group. We idly stood by not knowing what to do. I did speak to the high school principal calling him out once but it only made me feel better. Looking back it was my responsibility to protect my children from everything, including racism. There, I failed.
When I was younger I thought that everyone had the same opportunity to achieve their level of success. As I aged and watched my children grow, I realized that was a "privileged" view. That was an "All lives matter" view. I was afforded the opportunity to any job I chose and college education. That is not available to everyone everywhere. I realize that it is everyone's responsibility to stamp out racism. That in of itself is not what BLM is all about.
I'm a trusting person. I live next door to a city police commander and a state police officer. They are my friends. Regardless of their occupation, skin color, race or creed, I give everyone the benefit of the doubt but that is not what BLM is all about.
I can understand the BLM movement. I was never told to be afraid of the police when I was growing up but have seen first hand racism in our local community from the police department. Black children are taught to distrust police and have a certain behavior around the police because they are fearful for their lives. That is the injustice that drives BLM. Look at the disproportionate number of police shootings per race. That is not a coincidence. Just today on national TV new, a young black girl asked a police office if he was going to hurt her. Thinking that was a possibility at such a young age is sad but a real fear. Is it a taught behavior, sure, but justified.