With so many voices speaking loud and clear, I don’t know if you’ll hear me but I must try.
I want you to know that I don’t hate you. However, I am tired of your lack of understanding or maybe its lack of care?
Just because you speak the loudest doesn’t mean that you are correct. And yes, some do have privileges that others do not. Though this is not your fault, it cannot be ignored.
America, it is hard to be in love with you. For so many years, my ancestors have been treated as less and the treatment still persists. Yet, with all of this going on you want me to defend you? You want love from me? You want loyalty? You desire the understanding that you refuse to give me?
America, your benefits can be great but the already high cost for them is even higher for a lot of minorities.
America, all I ask for you is to just listen. Don’t say how there is no racism. Don’t get defensive. Don’t ignore the problem hoping it will go away because how many of your problems have gone away doing this? Simply listen for understanding because we do not blame you.
America, I do not hate you but it is hard to fall madly in love with someone who has decided to hate you from the beginning.
A Fed Up Black Woman