About 4 days ago, I saw a "gang" in my neighborhood. I couldn't make out the faces, but unlike a Baltimore "gang" they were 6men ranging between the ages of 15 and 55. They were a mix of races and ethnicities. My heart skipped a beat. Did they notice me? Will they follow me? Where are they going?
One of them yelled out my name and came walking toward me with a big hug! Turns out to be Tavon* He's african american about 28, married to a white woman with 2 babies. He asked me how I was and we expressed how happy we were to see each other. We met on the bus nearly a year ago, i started talking to him because he carries a guitar with him.
Since this encounter, 2 more of his homies who have seen me since then, wave, smile and one even hugged me today.
I guess you can't "judge a book, by it's cover!"