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They Are. #SpeakEasy #Prose #Unapologetic

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Did you know that these people are human beings? Did you know that these people are Americans? Did you know that they have feelings, and emotions, and hopes, and dreams, and goals? Did you know that they have families? Did you know that they’re my family? 

They are Mothers. 
They are Fathers. 
They are Daughters. 
They are Sons. 
They are Sisters. 
They are Brothers. 
They are Aunts. 
They are Uncles. 
The are Nieces. 
They are Nephews. 
They are Granddaughters.
They are Grandsons. 
They are Cousins. 
They are Family, in every way.
They are Friends, in every way.
They are. 

They are struggling to make it in a world built for them to fail, yet a country that was built off of their backs. They are not told “thank you for your service.” Yet, they’ve signed their lives away to protect the people that reside in the country their ancestors built. They are Sweat. They are Blood. They are Tears. They are proud. They are strong. They are real. They exist. 
They are. 

They are someone’s EVERYTHING. They are someone’s role model. They are someone’s super hero. They are someone’s idol. 
They are. 

They are Students. They are Doctors. They are Lawyers. They are CEOs. They are Astronauts. They are Firefighters. They are Police Officers. 
They are. 

They have aspirations. They have plans. They have a real grip on who they are, who, or what, they aspire to be, the changes they want to see in this world, to MAKE in this world. They are here. They are your neighbor, the Good Samaritan down the way. They have successes, and are working towards more successes. 
They are. 

They have someone they are watching grow in this world. They are teaching. They are learning. They are making booboo’s feel better. They are hugging, and loving, and helping to heal a broken heart. They are cooking. They are laughing. They are grateful. They are thankful. The are nursing someone back to health. 
They are. 

How can anyone justify taking away someone’s whole world? How can anyone justify taking away someone that could’ve made a change in this world? How can anyone justify the sleepless nights, the tears, the fear, the defeat, as they have to live in this hate-filled world, every day? How can anyone justify taking life away from someone, simply because of their skin color? 

They are tired. They are drained. They are angry. They are hurt. They are broken. They are still standing. 
They are. 

They are here. They are speaking out. They are FINALLY breaking their silence. They are refusing to be shut down. They are refusing to be stopped. They are MAKING A CHANGE. 
They are. 

They are the Black, and the Brown PEOPLE of America. They are the Black, and the Brown HUMAN BEINGS of America. They are the Black, and the Brown BROTHER’S, and SISTER’S of this country. Treat them as such. 

I am TIRED of seeing “they were; they would/should/could have been.” 

I’m ready to start seeing “they are.” 

Why? 

because; They Are. 

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©️Unapologetically Me

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