Fast forward 5ish days and I read this story today. #IStandwithAhmed Link
We may say these are two separate issues. When this story broke I felt myself even more frustrated with this picture. It is these types of pictures that run rampant and are left unchecked, that cause situations like Ahmed Mohamed to occur. I'm sure I do not have all the information in the story, but it is still a sad day for our children. We have to do better. We can do better.
In closing, I hope to do better of my self and engage in these conversations in places that make me uncomfortable, because they need to happen. I'm sorry that Ahmed has to deal with this struggle while I'm left watching from thousands of miles away. We should never have to stifle a child for their excitement or creativity. I hope that this young innovator and inventor never stops. I'm excited to hear what his next story will be. Go get'm kid.