Black In America #BlackLivesMatter

This morning I am sick. Sad. Pissed. Disgusted. Hurt. Frustrated.

Last night, an armed WHITE man in Charleston S.C walked in to a historically BLACK church and opened fire on the church’s members during bible study, killing 9. (CNN) A 5-year-old in the church says she played dead, so the gunman wouldn’t shoot her too. This man gunned down BLACK people, in their sanctuary. In CHURCH, where the black community goes for comfort & unity & strength to face the shit we are put through on a daily basis in this country.

This is our REALITY. This is our everyday. We wake up to this, EVERYDAY. In our homes, in our churches, in our neighborhoods we are hunted, hated and targeted.

We can’t :

Walk on the street

Wear hoodies

Be transgender

Go to the pool

Be outside at night

Play with toy guns

Walk around in Wal-Mart

Listen to music in our Cars

Sleep in our homes

Cheer at graduations

Play in a public park

Go to bible study

Raise our arms in surrender

Laugh

Smile

Breath

Exist

Without being KILLED.

THIS IS NOT FREEDOM.

12 hours later & this terrorist is still at large. Alive. To be white in America is to be Free.

Rachel Dolezal, is RACE FLUID today?

Rest in Peace to the 9 people who lost their lives last night & Rest in Peace to the thousands who died before them at the hands of racist bigots. #BlackLivesMatter

-LawToya

4 thoughts on “Black In America #BlackLivesMatter”

  1. I won’t pretend to know your anguish as a member of a minority, but as a firm believer in the value of “justice for all,” my heart breaks that such a terror occurred at all. And it pains me even more that it took place in a church, of all places. A grave injustice has been committed and this monster must be brought to answer for his crimes.

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    1. Thank you so much. The lack of human to human compassion is what’s really bringing our nation down & it’s sad. But I’m glad to know there’s people like you in the world 🙂 you’re awesome!

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      1. It’s high time our generation started making sense of the mess we’ve been handed. And a good first step is to start rejecting the arbitrary lines history has put in place to divide us.

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  2. My heart breaks every time I see a new hashtag. It’s so disheartening to live in a world that constantly seems to strive to extinguish any ounce of hope or light in our communities…but it’s also a reminder of why I want to do this, and why we need more people of color engaging in the law (whether it’s within the system or as activists outside the system).

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