I’ve seen girls beat other girls, and a group of girls beat up on one little girl. I’ve seen some horrific movies but this little boy forced to get a #haircut and physically held down by 5 adult men and one yelling mother had to be the most painful video of 2016 second only to the election of Donald Trump.
I wonder will the little boy ever recover from his tragic ordeal in a place where Black men have been known to frequent not only for haircuts but to find out the latest local news, to gather around their favorite “liar” teller – I mean “story” teller, LOL. A place where a man could hang out all day and not get into a “whole” lot of trouble, a place where relationships, employment, and the economic status could be discussed…
A place where you sometimes want to go, where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came, you want to be where you can see the troubles are all the same… The neighborhood barbershop was a place where you would want to be where everybody knew your name and no one person is any greater than anyone else.
(Lyrics by GaryPortnoy)