Cedric Simms lives in Warwick and Kona Boylowlu lives in South Providence. They are both black and live in predominantly black neighborhoods. But like Trayvon Martin had reason to be find himself in a predominantly white neighborhood, so too do Simms and Boylowlu, who work in downtown East Greenwich.
Here’s what they had to say about the George Zimmerman verdict.
Then I asked them how it feels to be black and work in East Greenwich. They both work packaging junked electronic equipment to be shipped to recycling markets overseas around the corner from where I live, and it’s no exaggeration to say that I don’t see many other folks in my neighborhood that look like Simms or Boylowlu.
This was about all the video I could shoot; my iPhone kept shutting off because it was so hot on Friday and their boss kept barking at them to get back to work. But I’m going to show them this post today and maybe interview them again to see if how they feel now that a few more days have passed, the heat wave has broken and Obama addressed the nation.