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A year after Eric Garner's death, we're still wondering what to tell our sons by James Oliver, Jr.

On December 3, 2014, nearly five months after the unjust killing of Eric Garner, a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer responsible. When I heard the decision, I was devastated. I have a young African-American son, and I don't know what to tell him as he comes of age, in this America, to avoid trouble with the police. I quickly wrote an article in response, pouring all of my feelings onto paper. When I was selected as a Voices of the Year honoree, I was excited, but I knew how incredibly difficult it would be to read my piece aloud.

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