I can’t either. I’ve known for a long time that black men in particular have to be four times as polite, four times smarter, four times more patient, forgiving, restrained, just to hope to be taken “ok”, all the while knowing a single slip-up, show of anger or frustration throws all that hard work away and becomes, “oh, angry black man – an animal – dangerous” in a moment. This kind of thing is so everyday and has been as long as I can remember, I’m just glad it’s finally getting more and more press time. Society needs constant reminding: Stop that.

I can’t either. I’ve known for a long time that black men in particular have to be four times as polite, four times smarter, four times more patient, forgiving, restrained, just to hope to be taken “ok”, all the while knowing a single slip-up, show of anger or frustration throws all that hard work away and becomes, “oh, angry black man – an animal – dangerous” in a moment.

This kind of thing is so everyday and has been as long as I can remember, I’m just glad it’s finally getting more and more press time. Society needs constant reminding: Stop that.

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Clinging to ignorance avoids having to take responsibility.

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