Once again a young Black autistic man has been victimized by those who were charged with protecting him. Kayleb Moon-Robinson kicked a trash can at his middle school. He was subsequently arrested, handcuffed, charged with and convicted of a felony. Yes, he tried to resist. What would you do? What would you do if you were Black and autistic and therefore conditioned to being treated as less than human?
He kicked a trash can.
Not a person.
Not a computer.
Not another kid's favorite toy.
A trash can.
Go read this.
Read the links on this post.
I'm not going to try to say this stuff better than it's already been said.
Think about this.
What does our community do in cases like this? Do we do enough?
What did you do to support Neli Latson?
What will you do for Kayleb Moon-Robinson?
Will you sign the petition?
Will you share this story with everyone you know?
Will you write or call a legislator?
Will you demand that the organizations claiming to support autistic people take a stand?
Think about what you will do.