— William Chapman
this quote right here, just spoke to me especially after reading a post Krys wrote on facebook on the Trayvon Martin case
To those who are saying It's not about race ------> "Part of how we know this is about race is the fear black families feel because of this verdict." Looking at social media, all of those I'm connected to (most of whom are Black) are wondering what to say to their sons/how to protect them. Hell, I don't even have a son yet and I'm wondering.
We're are suppressing ourselves in fear of being hurt, rejected, scorned, judged, misinterpreted and the like and people wonder why there is so much fakeness around them. no one can be who they really want to be and that in itself causes a loss of self, a loneliness at knowing that a piece of you will ever be accepted. hiding from yourself and others is a chore that unfortunately comes easy to the masses and to some its easier than facing the truth. but what happens when lies come to light, when its your turn to face judgement, when you have to look at yourself in the mirror everyday not recognizing the eyes staring back at you.
Find out who you are first before you bring someone else into the mix. accept yourself, love yourself and others will accept and love you the same