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10 Uncomfortable Truths About Being Black in America

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10 Uncomfortable Truths About Being Black in America 2016-11-29T17:39:10+00:00

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'I talk and write about race a lot. I can’t escape being Black, even if I want to.'

By LeRon L. Barton | Originally Published at Medium. Those People. October 2, 2015 | Photographic Credit; All images captured by Kwesi Abbensetts as part of his 54 Portraits at Sanaa Brooklyn project..

I talk and write about race a lot. I can’t escape being Black, even if I want to. I have always been race conscious, known who I am, and where I stand in the world. However, everything changed for me during the Trayvon Martin trial. I saw not only how much vocal support George Zimmerman received from people, but also how much money was donated to protect a child killer. From that moment on, my world was shaken and I became hyper-sensitive about race.

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These are just a handful of issues that Black people face every single day. My purpose for writing this piece is not to whine and cry about how hard Black people have it, but to illustrate how racism impacts our lives. Everyday we have to maneuver around racism.

There is not one moment’s time that we’re allowed to forget that we’re Black.

All images captured by Kwesi Abbensetts as part of his “54 Portraits at Sanaa Brooklyn” project.

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LeRon L. Barton is a Writer, owner of Mainline Publications -Straight Dope available now – http://amzn.to/19FUzyH New Book All We Really Need is Love in Sept #writer #book #love | Follow LeRon at Twitter @MainlineLeRon

This piece was reprinted by EmpathyEducates with permission or license. We thank the Author, LeRon L. Barton for his kindness, and for inviting an open, honest, more real and connected conversation. We also wish to express our appreciation for Medium‘s, Those People and Curator, Felicia Megan Gordon.