A 3-year old went over a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo, and zookeepers shot and killed the 400-pound gorilla inside, Harambe. How scary for everyone.
But now people are attacking the parents of that 4-year old, because the people who are attacking the parents have never let a child slip from their hand, have never had that heart-sinking moment when you look down and the child you are charged with watching has slipped away.
I wish I could be a person like that. But I’m not.
Oddly, there is never this much outrage over the shooting of a child. For more on that, go here: “The limits of white compassion.”