While I was in the crowd my emotions raged war within. I was afraid to say the chants because of fear that I would get angry and then not be able to do something and start to cry. I was confused because last Summer was the 50th year anniversary of the March on Washington, this Summer marked the 50th year anniversary of Freedom Summer, and 4 days ago (Dec. 1) was the day 59 years ago when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and lit the fire that would launch the 381 day Montgomery Bus Boycott. I was confused because why was I marching? Why are WE still marching for people to realize racism is real?
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As a Junior in high school, a few of the students and I in my Video Production class produced a segment for Black History Month where we asked students, teachers, and administrators how they felt about the existence of Black History Month. All the of the response were in favor of the month and some […]
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The world we live in where I black boys lose their innocence so early because of how they look.
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Grand Jury Decides Not to Charge Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Youth in Bronx
He was shot in the bathroom of his apartment unarmed eighteen months ago. His only crime being a young black man. Now the officer goes free without a trial. This is too similar to Amadou Diallo for me.
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