As I viewed the video of George Floyd crying out, "I can't breathe" and calling for his mother, I wept. At the same my son's voice is crying out, "Dad where are we safe?" Honestly, I don't have an answer.
Since the first Africans arrived on these shores in 1619, Black lives have been at risk because white nationalism has been deceptively wrapped as democracy and codified in the constitution with the 3/5th compromise seeking to label us as less than human and for 400 years we've fought what feels like a losing battle again structural and systemic racial injustice.
In spite of the challenges and the hurt we feel, we must remain determined and committed to use our voice and resources to continue to pursue justice. As Fannie Lou Hamer stated; "Those who believe in freedom cannot rest" Let's keep striving brothers & sisters! #AhmaudArbery #BreonaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd #CountlessOthersWhoDiedforJustice