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As a mother I shouldn’t

Updated: Jun 24

As a mother I shouldn’t have to explain to my 10 yr old why unlike his neighborhood friends he can’t take his nerf gun outside of our home. ___________________________________________

As a mother I shouldn’t have to instruct my 10 yr old to make his hands visible whenever we’re pulled over on the road.

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As a mother I shouldn’t be afraid to be on the road at night with my black son.

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As a mother I shouldn’t have to explain why the store clerk is following us around the store. ___________________________________________

As a mother I shouldn’t be afraid to allow my son to walk around in a hoodie.

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As I mother i shouldn’t be haunted by A man crying out for his mother as his life is being snuffed out by a police officer.

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As a mother I shouldn’t have to hold my son and wipe his tears every time there’s a new hashtag, because “ mama I don’t understand why they hate us” ____________________________________________

As a mother I will guide him to an understanding of whom he is, I will remind him that ‘You are strong You are brilliant You are worthy’

Change is going to come. The world WILL see you. We will make sure it does.

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