I’m absolutely emotionally exhausted this morning. The Dunn trial reopened wounds that are still raw and festering from the Zimmerman trial. I have heard from MANY white people, “at least he will do time. What more do you people want?”
I want to live in a country where a murderer is convicted for the actual murder that he committed. I want to live in a country where there is no difference between a black victim and a white victim. I want to live in a country where when justice does NOT prevail the PEOPLE stand with one voice and say, “this is bullshit. How do we fix it?”
I want to live in a country where the color of my skin does not equal justifiable homicide. I want to live in a country where when parents lose their child they are allowed and encouraged and supported in their absolute RAGE. Rather than encouraged to “pray” for the murderer of their child. I want to live in a country where when a huge segment of the population is hurting other segments stand in solidarity and LISTEN until they can understand and empathize.
I want this country I was born in to feel like HOME. I want to feel safe here. I want to know my man and my father and my brothers and my uncles are safe.
I want to TALK about this. I want people to WANT to talk about this. I want people to LISTEN. I want America to live up to her fucking PR “Land of the FREE. Home of the brave.”
I’m tired of loving a country that doesn’t love me back. I’m tired of being expected to pack my hurt away in a private little “Black” place and go on with life and serving white people’s comfort levels.
You tired of me talking about race? I’m tired of LIVING it. Fuck your tired!