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A New Yorker who likes anime, games, and good brony fanfic.

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Jun
6th
2020

My Take on Recent Events · 11:56pm June 6th

Given recent events, I believe that it would be appropriate to give my opinion on things, for what it’s worth. Living in New York City, it isn’t always obvious how much of a factor racism is in the United States. Granted, my mother did insist that as a black man, I will have to work twice as hard to get the same recognition as a white person. However, I was never raised with a victim mentality, and knowing how far we have come as a society, I know that colorblindness is possible, even if not always present.

That having been said, though, even I cannot be blind to recent events. And as a black man—and a Haitian besides—I will say that I support those who have gone out there to protest and demand that all people be treated equally. No one should have to be in fear of their lives because of the color of their skin or their place of origin. I am glad that people of all colors and persuasions have stood in solidarity to cry out for justice. And I decry the naked opportunism of those who would use the present mourning and outrage as a pretext for lawlessness—especially when said lawlessness hurts the very kind of people that are clamoring for justice.

If indeed we believe that “all men are created equal,” then at this time, we must realize that Black Lives Matter.

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Comments ( 5 )

Hear hear!

5280134
inhales; squees
What brought you hereabouts?

5281010
Impossible Number's listed yourself along with those doing similar shout-outs. Expressing solidarity with good folk seemed the reasonable thing to do. :twilightsmile:

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