Foolish Child #94: The Verdict

In a four panel comic, Dickens talks to their child about the upcoming verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The child's teacher emailed the parents ahead of the verdict, to note that the students had been discussing "discrimination" in school, but it becomes clear that the students haven't actually been learning much. They have practiced "speaking out against injustice" using a mock situation where some students "aren't allowed access to the library." In real life, the teacher has not discussed with any of the students: Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Adam Toledo, or George Floyd. Just as Dickens gets ready to explain to their child that they've already learned more about "social justice in then nine years that you've been alive than —" then NPR breaks through, the verdict has come through for Derek Chauvin and he's been found guilty on all three charges. Dickens is left speechless...

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I am a queer coparenting mama to Dickens Jr. Doodler by day, 911 dispatcher by night. All my favorite shows look better on Tumblr. I am two years and 450K words deep into constructing a fanfic called Ages and I'm never giving up on it. Bering & Wells.

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