Grieving in life, and in the media.

Writing in the New Republic, Mychal Denzel Smith argues that black families feel obliged to "mourn in public"... and poses the question: 

"Do we actually care enough about the people to say 'you get to choose how you grieve'? You get do that without our pressure, without feeling obliged to teach us, because we care about you as a person and whether or not you'd survive?" 

Listen to the piece yourself and share your thoughts.