I took this photo in early June as hundreds of people gathered at City Hall in Santa Clarita, California, to peacefully protest racist policing following the killing of George Floyd. It shows how these issues affect our children. You can see the pain and the confusion in this child’s face—but also strength and hope. In a sense, we are doing this for him.

Lamont Roberson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where he now works as a freelance photographer. You can follow him on Instagram at @lamontphoto.

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