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Why I Love Being Black, but Hate Being Black in America

“I am my ancestors’ wildest dream.” I read that quote a couple of years ago and I broke down in tears. Reading that sentence encapsulated what it feels like to be Black in America for me.

I once had somebody ask me, “Knowing what you know now about the struggles of Black people, would you choose to be Black if given the option?” Before they could even finish their sentence I said, “Yes!” There is no way I would choose to be anything other than Black.

I love being Black, I just don’t like being Black in America. The last few weeks have brought to light the continued lynchings of Black bodies.

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