John’s dad was into carpentry. In fact, his hands were huge and strong. But before John started school, he helped his dad build stairs in the housing estates in Mississippi. He looked up to his dad. But, he adored his mother too. She would kiss him every morning and make him breakfast. She made sure he was always ready to head out to school, or to visit his grandmother before his dad was even up in the morning. But shortly after he started school, he saw something that was mortifying.