Why these parents are bringing their kids to protests against police brutality and racism

PHILADELPHIA — With one hand gripped tightly in his mother’s and the other hoisting a homemade “Black Lives Matter” poster above his head, 4-year-old Abdul Kane marched to the front of a pint-size protest in West Philadelphia’s Clark Park last week.“I have something to say,” the boy squeaked. “Black lives matter!”The crowd cheered, and Abdul turned, bashfully running back to the bench where his 13-year-old brother, Musa, sat silently, holding a sign reading “Stop Killing Us.”“You think an 8-year-old or a 5-year old, they’re not going to understand what’s going on,” said Melvina Williams, a Wes…

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