Shawn Dromgoole is a 29-year-old black man who has lived in the same Nashville neighborhood his entire life.
As a young man, Dromgoole watched from his window as the neighborhood gradually gentrified before his eyes: Black families moved out and white families moved in. With each passing year, he felt more and more unwelcome, he said.
Those feelings grew in recent weeks when he heard about Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was out jogging in Georgia when he was shot to death, and then George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody in Minneapolis.
Consumed with fear, Dromgoole took to Facebook and Nextdoor, deciding to finally share his own post. “Yesterday, I wanted to walk around my neighborhood but the fear of not returning home to my family alive kept me on my front porch,” he wrote.
“I finally feel seen,” said Dromgoole. “I feel like I’m a part of something.”
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