Finally, a happy story to put a smile on our face in the midst of all the heated discussions over race and crime, in light of the George Zimmerman trial.
Temar Boggs and another friend joined a community of over 100 people searching for a lost Pennsylvania girl this past Thursday in Lancaster Township.
Hours into the search, Boggs and a friend spotted the girl, who had been abducted while playing in her grandmother’s yard, inside the passenger seat of a car.
They made chase on their bikes after the vehicle until the male driver stopped the car and let the girl out the car.
Although frightened, police said the girl was unharmed.
Stories like these should be celebrated and spread to offset what some say is a prevailing perception in society in general about black male youth.
And although race has nothing to do with this particular case, the fact that at least one of the heroes is a black teen is heartening especially in light of what some black parents say is a general stereotype that young black boys are thugs and are automatically perceived to be up to no good when they are spotted out and about.
For every psycho manic criminal who beats up a female robbery victim for no reason or drugged out teen who shoots a baby in a stroller, there are more kids like Boggs out there who are good and helpful kids.
Just saw the story and and thought of it as a wonderful lesson in working towards eradicating stereotypes, pre-conceived notions and choosing sides and deciding who is good and bad or right versus wrong based on the color of one’s skin.
Check out Fox 43’s report: HERE