More than 50 community and Black Lives Matter members turned out to a “Chalk About Love” event in Shoreline Aug. 6 to show support for Kailyn Jordan, 13, and her family, who have allegedly been the recipients of a series of racially motivated threats. According to Kailyn’s mother, Dawn Jordan, it all started in mid-July when Kailyn was on the street with a “Black Lives Matter” sign, silently protesting a “Blue Lives Matter” sign a neighbor had posted. Another neighbor drove aggressively toward Kailyn, making racist comments and threats. The neighbor said that if she were a cop, she would “lynch” Kailyn. In a show of support to Kailyn, who is a student at Shoreline’s Kellogg Middle School, hundreds of community members attended a rally at a neighborhood park on July 25 that was followed by a peaceful march. “We wanted to channel our anger into something that was healing for Kailyn,” said Dawn Jordan.
Read more in the Aug. 12-18, 2020 issue.