I am sad and in disbelief that our country has entered a state where our children are being taught that it is okay to hate others.

I am angry that our country has recognized the systematic forms of injustice yet chooses to do nothing.

I am bewildered that people think that all police officers are bad people. This is not the case. The majority are wonderful, kind, and caring people who want to see the world be better.

I am struggling with the fact that even today some people are not seen as human.

I am accepting of the fact that my whiteness has given me opportunities that my peers of color would not have been extended simply because of the color of their skin.

I am grateful that I can code-switch in a moment’s notice and can create an identity that is mildly, if not barely oppressed.

I am thankful for my family, friends, and support systems that have stayed by my side since Day 1. Without you all, I am sure things would be different.

I am focused on doing my best to have small wins so that we can change the rhetoric that is influencing our country.

I am sorry for the microaggressions that I might have exhibited at any time.

I am hopeful for a day that we will all realize that under everything all we are is human.

I am conscious of the fact that for the longest time a manageable disease targeted a significant community of people in this world.

I am shocked by the fact that I will not be able to talk to some of the biggest influencers and advocates because they were murdered for “looking the part.”

I am sorry for those who were raised on lies and can only see distorted views.

I am thankful that my parents allowed me to have friends as a child, no matter who they were. Some parents take issue with that.

I am ready for another day of fighting the war on humans. I am ready to see change.

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