White parents of Black children navigate a changing nation
June 24, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Izzy Simons has been fired up about the prospect of driving on his own.
The 15-year-old has craved the freedom a license promises. He has proudly and effectively maneuvered the family's vehicles around the church parking lot and beyond, and he's confident he'll pass his test in August. He imagines arriving at Southmoore High School in Moore, Oklahoma, someday in a navy-blue crew cab Silverado truck with a lift kit.
His excitement has been replaced with uncertainty. Simons, who is Black, was jarred emotionally after watching video of the killing of George Floyd, a Bla...