- Marisa Lee: I am afraid for my father as a black man in these times of racial tension.
- I am grateful that my husband is white because I don't have to worry he will be racially profiled, she says.
Marisa Renee Lee is managing director of My Brother's Keeper Alliance, an organization comprised of leaders from a variety of sectors, including CEOs from Fortune 500 companies and heads of nonprofit organizations, entertainers and current and former government officials.
The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)Over the weekend, my 93-year-old grandmother asked me, "Are you afraid?" I am not known for tears, but I have cried every day since last Wednesday. Yet it wasn't until I spoke with her that I connected my sadness to fear. I realized quickly that I was terrified. I do not fear for myself, but rather for my father, her youngest child.