Because after all the years of being degraded we've finally made it to a place we can call our own. (But success comes with hate right?)

Because I have a father, brothers, nephews, cousins, friends that are destined to be great in life.

Because I will have a son that will be brought into this world that will have to learn about all of the struggles he will have to face. 

Because we are much more than what the media portrays. Much more than what the system makes us to be.

Because the system was never meant for us to be protected. So who can protect us when the system we trust so dearly can't? Well good thing my trust isn't in this world. My trust is in GOD. The only one that can protect any of us.

Try being black for a day. Being degraded  before you even open your mouth to speak. Or followed around in a store because the minute you walked through that door you were already judged...not by your pronunciation of words. Not by your Bachelor's/Master's/Doctorate  degree. Not by your salary. Not by the car you drive. But simply by the color of your skin.

But yet we're applauded for winning championships for sporting events. So you're telling me the only thing we're good for is to play sports? Well the minute we're injured or arrested for any sort of crime. Those championships & applauses cease immediately.
If we were recognized more as a people for our hard work & dedication in school & at work (lol yes that's right we have careers. We're not dependent on welfare) then maybe..just maybe our work wouldn't go unnoticed. Maybe...just maybe the only recognition we get wouldn't be BLASTED on Fox/CNN displaying us as violent & dangerous. 

This is why black lives matter to me. 

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