Dear George Zimmermans of the World,
This is my son; my only son. He is an absolute joy and the sum total of all that I have done good in this world. I owe him my life.
He is 17.
He is bright, compassionate, and well mannered with a promising future ahead of him.
He sometimes wears a hooded sweatshirt.
He is always on his phone.
He may even act strange in the street like most teenagers.
He is not a threat to you or anyone else.
All that being said…
I beg of you to fight whatever lingering stereotypes that may have embedded themselves into your mind.
I appeal to your humanity and better judgement.
I ask that you show restraint in acting rashly.
George Zimmermans of the world, I make one simple request…
Keep your FILTHY FUCKING hands off him!!!!!!!!!!
That is about as nice as I am going to ask.
One Very Proud but Terrified Father
Arian Bryant and his son Dominique during my father and son shoot last weekend.