In 2013 United States of America does a young black male have the right to walk where ever he wants to or needs to walk?
Does he have the right to walk in downtown Bethlehem without people wondering why he is there? Maybe he is just walking home from classes at the Ballet Guild.
Does he have the right to walk into The Moravian Book Store without being followed? Maybe he is stopping in for a gift for his grandma.
Does he have the right to walk up Church Street with his friends (also black) without people crossing the street because they are afraid? Maybe he is showing is friends who do not go to Moravian Seminary the town where he will be living for the next few years.
I have walked down the street with my guy (who is black and has been for a very long time) and have seen people cross the street and or pull their children close because they were afraid, worried or suspicious. I have also seen the look of relief on their faces when they saw he was with a white guy. This does not happen now that we are middle aged but it certainly happened when we were young men.