We used to have a saying when I worked in sexual assault years ago. Some of the most prolific serial killers, serial rapists, and pedophiles never had bad backgrounds. In my opinion trusting a background check to determine if a person is “good” is as foolish as thinking if you live in a gated community you won’t be a victim of crime. Nothing is foolproof. People need to unlearn trust, and undo our thinking on “safety.” Positions of power are another area we shouldn’t blindly trust, yet we do.

Written by

Buy Our Human Family’s “Field Notes For Allyship, Achieving Equality Together,” the new tool for allies available at Amazon.com| I 🖤 www.ko-fi.com/marleyk

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store