Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter
Yesterday, it was a mantra
Today, it’s a plea

To escape oppression, the oppressed must become superhuman, angelic, without fault, without blemish…
Because anything you say or do will be magnified out of proportion. It will become the excuse the oppressors use. They will be blind to their own faults and expect you somehow to magically transcend the limits of human perfection.

Woe betide you if you act human.

For the moment that you make a mistake even they themselves make, all their oppression will be justified.

You think education, nobility and respect will save you from racism… till you find yourself standing in shock by a street in New York… wearing a three-piece suit and horn-rimmed glasses…all your degrees and awards flashing before your eyes as you stare at the hateful white guy who just passed by you and called you “fucking nigger”.

When did you realize you were black?
It was the moment I started to read and understand histories of slavery… of PanAfricanism… Of Apartheid
That’s when I knew.

I’m still in mourning.

Black Lives Matter
Yesterday, it was a mantra
Today, it’s a plea

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