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๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ด ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ป ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ท.



I have kept quiet this week for many reasons. ๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ† of saying the wrong thing, ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ…ด for the things I have and havenโ€™t done. ๐Ÿ…ถ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ†ƒ for not doing something sooner, and ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†‚ for not realizing my role in the whole damn thing.


I didnโ€™t think I had the right to speak. I am ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…พ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ†ƒ ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†‚. And I am not looking for someone to make me feel better about it.


I want to sit in the ugliness, I want to stay in the mud. I donโ€™t want to be cleansed or forgiven because I will never fully understand what it is like to grow up as a person of colour.

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I will never know the feeling of someoneโ€™s knee upon my neck... Now imagine a whole culture who never had the knee ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…บ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฝ ๐Ÿ…พ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ต ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ…บ. I will never understand what itโ€™s like to grow up ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ณ ๐Ÿ…พ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ต being pulled over by ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ท๐Ÿ…ด ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…พ๏ธŽ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ…ด, the very people who are there to protect you.

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Racism is alive and well ALL OVER THE WORLD, not just in the US.

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And it is now OUR job to change that. It is OUR responsibility to see it for what it is. Its time to speak up and out at the people who refuse to change. We NEED TO CHANGE. We need to do the hard work of self-reflection and educate ourselves.

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It is not ok to bury my head in the sand any longer, I can no longer stand on the sidelines. It is my responsibility to make it not acceptable, it's time to join the fight. It is up to me to hold myself but others accountable for our part in continuing the cycle. Racism needs to end. The time is NOW!


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