“I was pregnant when Trayvon Martin was killed. This week, I had to watch my seven-year-old learn about George Floyd over Zoom” (Independent)
The more things change, the more the stay the same, right? I was pregnant with my daughter when Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman. She was 7 years old when George Floyd was murdered by police officers. In this piece, I talk about the hope that I’ve done enough for my kids to believe that our wealth of melanin is a blessing, not a burden. I also say it’s not up to Black people and people of colour to end this. Trust me, we’ve done the work and we’ll keep doing the work. But there’s only one way progress can be made.
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