This column is an opinionBut there are sign?by Phillip Dwight Morgan2021-04-16T21:00:02.243Z, a Toronto-based freelance writer of Jamaican heritagethough there have been a few in daylight hours.. He is a director of the Conn Smythe Foundation.The fact that we?For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the?FAQ.
You may have seen the recent story about 22-year-old Miya Ponsetto falsely accusing a 14-year-old Black boy:1617631040216,, Keyon Harrold Jr., of stealing her phone in the lobby of New York’s Arlo Hotel.
When hotel management asks to see the phone, the boy’s father denies the baseless request. As Keyon JrThe country could cross a key threshold as soon as Monday.. is seen walking away from the scene in a video that went viral, Ponsetto yells “No! I’m not letting him walk away with my phone!” before tackling the innocent boy to the floor.
It wasn’t Ponsetto’s phone, she’d left hers in an Uber and the driver later returned it to the hotel.?Nevertheless, a theft did occur at the Arlo Hotel that day —?the theft of Black childhood.