Less than 200 years since the ratification of the 15th Amendment, voting rights activists are strategizing against tactics of “voter suppression” across some U.S states.
I struggled with how I wanted to address this topic. As a black woman living in America I felt it was my duty to speak up not only because of the platform I have, but also because of my own experiences. I know all too well the fears and what it means to be black in America.
While everyone is being impacted in different ways, to different instincts by this virus, the effect on college students has been hard and maybe overlooked.
Today, as we honor Juneteenth today, use this day to not only celebrate, but also to reflect and ponder the different ways you can invoke change and make a difference around you.
I can’t focus knowing I have black men in my life who are at risk everyday of being killed simply because of the color of their skin. I can’t be creative in my own home or have any peace of mind realizing it’s a possibility I can be killed in my own house, evident from cases like Breonna Taylor.