I had a student in my computer class once who was afraid of me. I believe she was Vietnamese. Seeing me upset her so much that she was in tears. My boss spoke with the woman and told her that she had no reason to be afraid of me. Sadly, I think the woman dropped my class anyway. I remember feeling strange because no had actually said they were afraid of me before.
I mentioned the incident to my brother who'd been a doctor in
This day is about much more than barbecues and fireworks. It's about remembering not to take the freedom we have for granted.