This Facebook post was forwarded to PeaceOfMind by Rev. Willie E. Brisco, president of WISDOM.
My friend who is African posted this on FB. Made me cry. She is a doctor in Austin, Texas.
I’m not really sure if what I expect from this post because I want to believe if you are reading this you don’t automatically think most people of color are dangerous. Maybe rekindle awareness. Speak up if you are capable.
Black people are so tired. 😐🥺😭
We canít go jogging (#AhmaudArbery).
We canít relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemJean and #AtatianaJefferson).
We can’t ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can’t have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can’t leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can’t play loud music (#JordanDavis).
We canít sell CD’s (#AltonSterling).
We canít sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We canít walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We canít play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We canít go to church (#Charleston9).
We canít walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
We canít hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
We canít party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
We canít get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland).
We canít lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile).
We can’t break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones).
We canít shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford) .
We canít have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher).
We canít read a book in our own car (#KeithScott).
We canít be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover).
We canít decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese).
We canít ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans).
We canít cash our check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood).
We canít take out our wallet (#AmadouDiallo).
We canít run (#WalterScott).
We canít breathe (#EricGarner).
We canít live (#FreddieGray).
Tired of making hashtags.
Tired of trying to convince you that our #BlackLivesMatter too.
Tired of dying.
So very very tired.