response to charleston shooting

Charleston Shooting Memorial Service

We Are Charleston: Blood On The Leaves And Blood On The Root

I am not black, but I too­ — am tired. As a person of color in this country, from a background that may not scream Rockwell and apple pie, I am tired of explaining and trying to coherently lay out what it is to be the “other” to people who have not had the experience of having a background story, and destiny written for and about you ‑ before you are ever met.