SOAL Speaks: BLACK LIVES > WHITE FEELINGS

5:01 PM missusmonroe 0 Comments

Injustices are something I do not take lightly. My brothers and sisters are being left in the streets to rot, blood seeping into the concrete, wrongly charged with crime after crime, attacked, shot, choked for misdemeanors... and what? I'm being told to shut the hell up basically, be grateful it's not me, "all lives matter", race is not playing a part in anything, crimes against my skin is not racists it's only hatred... AS IF I AM AN IDIOT. I am waiting for the day each race will be treated equally for the same crime. They day you can see we are not hateful, we sympathize with you the rare times you are massacred, we open our arms to welcome you, vision blind to the color of your skin. But what is the outcome? A killing spree of our people in one of the most sacred and vulnerable places of all. A stab in the back. Every time. I am not Bree, I did not climb up the flagpole and remove the confederate flag but that does not mean my opinions do not matter or my actions carry less weight. I am tired of my race, time and time again, being treated like the scum of the earth. As though we are less important than everyone else but we should be grateful, we've come this far haven't we? You've come together to legalize same sex marriage, marriage between a dog and a human, incredulously marijuana, in spite in your precious tax dollars, in many states across the nation. When will it be legal to be what I actually came out the womb as? What I actually did not choose to be but will hold with pride as if I did? You see this Rachel? This is what being Black in America truly means.

When can I be black? Where can I be black? When can I walk out of the house and not look at every white person who stares at me for a beat too long pondering if they are also racist? When can I walk into a store and not have to worry about the shopkeepers eyeing my hands? When will you realize this is a race thing? When will you realize there is privilege? When can I be truly free? ...

When will we actually progress?

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