Ray Moore says he's not just teaching his 14 children how to live, but also how to survive in a world where the color of their skin can make them a target.
"Being black is difficult in this world right now."
That was made clear on Sunday afternoon as he read off a list of 100 African-Americans who have died because of police or vigilante violence, with George Floyd being the 100th.
More than 200 community members gathered at City Hall on Sunday afternoon; the day before at least 1,000 had been Park Square in Pittsfield.
Mayor Thomas Bernard spoke of the "apathy of benefiting from a system built on the sacrifice and victimization of black and brown people, and of not shouldering my share of the burden for changing that system.
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