I’m in an emotionally abusive relationship with America

Published February 17, 2014 by hrhdana

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!

Talk to me.

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