Every day, I read about innocent young unarmed Black men, women, and children murdered at the hands of heavily armed white police officers, who claim to feel threatened. The criminal system rarely questions the murders or the justification.
With a target always on your back, life is about managing emotional pain and suffering of oppression and lack of access to healthy and supportive environments. You suffer until you can’t. Then you wait for life to end. Black people self-medicate with religion. Without it, we would not have resilience and courage.
So what’s the purpose of life if your skin color leads to oppression and persecution? What is the purpose of planning a future when a traffic stop can fatally end a once-promising future?
Covid has most of us re-evaluating life.
Maybe, for Black people, living means finding peace in hell. Keep moving, keep hope alive and keep the faith.