In light of recent event, I’m wondering if, as a black person, I’ll ever be safe in this country. This question led me to question everything else.

I question how we’ve been conditioned to think and how we’ve been programmed to blindly accept the guidance of those who are in authority.

For me, this begins well before I ever encountered anyone outside of my family unit. I question it all and I do not apologize for it.

I am black in a nation built on a foundation of white supremacy. I am terrified each and every day when leaving my home. I’m afraid to go for walks in my neighborhood. I’m afraid every time I have an interaction with law enforcement. I’m terrified that I’ll be in the wrong place at the wrong time wearing this skin. I’m terrified of having the police weaponized against me due to the color of my skin.

This must change.


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