ORONO – Other than a few incidents here and there, Andre Miller has had a positive experience with race and the police in the Old Town area.
But wants people to know it exists.
“I feel like people if there in a community that doesn’t have a lot of racism in it they feel it’s not a problem you know what I mean and that’s not the case because it’s a much bigger problem than just that,” Miller said.
For Miller, he’s taking everything in and hoping to learn. For himself and his family.
“My mom has always kind of been like smart with me in that aspect of telling me certain things but at the same time she’s not 100 percent aware of like how to conduct herself because she’s a white woman,” he added.
Miller was born in a single parent household and is hoping to gain knowledge and perspective from his teammates in order to set an example for his younger brothers.
“Seeing where they made it from and the things they’ve had to go through I’d like to try to say I feel for them but I can’t feel for them because it doesn’t happen to me around here but I can at least hear them and listen to them,” Miller said.