Hello, everyone. My name is Marshall and I am a white guy in Southwest Michigan. I am interested in what African Americans really think about what is going on in the world, and in the U.S. Mostly I am here to listen. I practice art and poetry and sometimes music. I work with mentally ill or developmentally disabled people in the community, and I also work with addicts. I have a 9 year old daughter too Thanks for having this open forum.