I am not throwing away my shot
This Blog is generally about sports, funny videos, and hot takes. This is gonna be a more serious article, so if you're not here for that, feel free to scroll down and get back to the fun stuff.
Another day in America, another innocent black man/ woman killed by the police. You know the names: Grant, Martin, Sterling, Garner, Bland. The list goes on and on. Let me clarify one thing, I'm as white they come, I cant be outside in the sun for more than 15 minutes in the sun without burning and turning lobster red. I am very, very aware that I have no type of insight or experience of being oppressed in the United States. I have never feared for my life when walking down the street. I sat in my living room watching the coverage of the Michael Brown killing and having my roommate turn to me and say "I don't feel safe walking to the gas station anymore." I couldn't/cant fathom what it feels like to feel's like to be afraid to walk down the street. Once again, my privilege strikes.
So this is a message for those people like me, who can't/don't understand this oppression. First anytime you write a tweet condemning cops shooting black men and women, and start to put the word "but" in there, stop. Immediately. What ever you are about to write next is a bad look for all of us. Second, I am sure many are wondering why I put the video from the play hamilton, the song "my shot" at the beginning of this blog. There are a lot of parallels drawn between those days and modern day issues. This is a message directly for white people. Doing the nothing at this point is the same as being complicit with the status quo of racism in America. Major reform is needed in needed in our practices, mindsets, and systems set in place. Take a stand. Don't end up on the wrong side of history. Don't waste your shot.
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