The Tale Of Two Americas

I learned early on in life that we live in two different Americas: one for whites, and the other for people of color. Most white people are only aware of the one they live in, whereas everyone else has to maneuver in both to survive.

We constantly have to analyze and adjust our demeanor and behavior in order to avoid being profiled, labeled, criminalized or murdered just for possessing melanin. What I wear, how I speak, where I go; nothing I do is spontaneous. When you’re black (and a product of the inner city), you don’t make it to 30 being careless. Yet, even when you do everything “right”, you could still die. The Tale Of Two Americas

400 Days

I’m tired.

I’m tired of writing post after post about the latest execution of another person at the hands of the #NewKluxKlan.

I’m tired of the media perpetuating the propaganda that fuels the systematic racism this country was built on.

I’m tired of people ignoring reality to remain comfortable in the status quo.

400 Days