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Voter registration event

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Im black. Im proud. Im baffled. Im optimistic

"If you don't vote for me you're not Black."

Those words were actually said on live broadcasting, by a non-Black person to a Black person. Welcome to 2020, where despite our self driving cars, watches detecting heart attacks before they happen, and shoes that adapt to your feet in real time and tie themselves, we have regressed socially and have been faced with an epidemic of disrespect.

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Behind the bushes

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash
Im black. Im proud. Im baffled. Im optimistic

As a Black man in America trying to advance socially and economically in society, one thing is very apparent — you're not allowed to be yourself. You have to act differently, separating yourself from the majority of your peers if you want to "level up". After all, "peasants" or "broke boys" don't deserve to be in the company of kings and queens. That language is common amongst everyday Black Americans and other BIPOC.

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