ON THE CLIMATE OF AMERICA FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

MAN...

I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND THE WORDS TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY EMOTIONS I’M FEELING. IT’S BEEN EXTREMELY HARD FOR ME TO WATCH AND ABSORB ALL THE CHAOS AND DARKNESS I’M SEEING EVERY SECOND I LOOK ON MY PHONE.

GEORGE FLOYD IS A REPRESENTATION OF US...AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM, LIKE MANY OTHERS WE’VE LOST, IS A CONTINUOUS DISPLAY OF THE INHUMANE AMERICAN DYNAMIC. AND I HATE IT WITH ALL OF MY HEART.

I'M SADDENED, ANGERED, AND DISTURBED. AND TRUTHFULLY I’M HOPELESS AND AFRAID.

HOPELESS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL WORK. WE PROTEST PEACEFULLY, NOTHING. WE ASK FOR HELP, NOTHING. WE RIOT, NOTHING. I DON’T HAVE ANY ANSWERS. I DON’T HAVE ANY FAITH IN THE GOVERNMENT. I DON’T HAVE ANY FAITH IN WHITE AMERICA TO COLLECTIVELY TREAT BLACK PEOPLE LIKE HUMANS.

I’M AFRAID BECAUSE WE KEEP DYING. WE KEEP RECORDING INJUSTICES ON OUR PHONES AS PROOF, AND STILL, NO ONE IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE. I’M AFRAID BECAUSE THE FREQUENCY OF POLICE BRUTALITY IS SO HIGH THAT THE SEVERITY OF BLACK DEATH HAS BEEN DILUTED...TO THE POINT IT FEELS LIKE A SPORT.

I’M AFRAID BECAUSE I CAN BE ON MY BEST BEHAVIOR...MY FRIENDS, MY BROTHERS, ALL CAN BE ON OUR BEST BEHAVIOR...BUT BE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. AND END UP DEAD FOR “RESISTING ARREST”.

SEE JUSTICE IS GREAT, BUT I DON’T WANT MY FAMILY EVER HAVE TO BE SEEKING JUSTICE ON MY BEHALF. I WANT TO BE AROUND SO THEY NEVER HAVE TO. I HOPE THOSE COPS GET CONVICTED. SO THAT ALL OFFICERS AFTER THAT KNOW WHAT THE REPERCUSSIONS ARE AND THEY STOP KILLING US.

BECAUSE WE MATTER. BLACK LIVES MATTER.

 

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