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Personal Narrative: Black Lives Matter

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These moments didn’t just remind me what checking off the Caucasian box for all these years meant, but they also made me wonder why progress has not been made in a country that promises greatness. Except whenever we force those with a certain agenda, a certain mindset, to think about a meaningful answer, their voices sound like a sick chant. Sometimes it’s heard over the Internet. A loud speaker for all of America to hear. Like when Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin were killed. My Facebook news feed was littered with outbursts from the people I had gone to high school with and a few I had known…show more content…
Policemen are supposed to protect. That’s what they were doing. Black Lives Matter? How dare they suggest their lives are more important than ours. All lives matter! All lives matter! All lives matter! I make sure to insert myself into these messy arguments but all it boils down to is an obnoxious truth: we will never know what it's like to be a black kid who stands in the corner of a moving train, surrounded by a race that forces us to notice the differences. We will never be that older black woman trying to support a family but unexpectedly invaded by white…show more content…
Sometimes it’s heard over the Internet. A loud speaker for all of America to hear. Like when Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin were killed. My Facebook news feed was littered with outbursts from the people I had gone to high school with and a few I had known from college. Kid was a punk, he deserved what he got. Policemen are supposed to protect. That’s what they were doing. Black Lives Matter? How dare they suggest their lives are more important than ours. All lives matter! All lives matter! All lives matter! I make sure to insert myself into these messy arguments but all it boils down to is an obnoxious truth: we will never know what it's like to be a black kid who stands in the corner of a moving train, surrounded by a race that forces us to notice the differences. We will never be that older black woman trying to support a family but unexpectedly invaded by white
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