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Everything you wrote made me think and gave me emotion; but this section was the gut punch that made me stop for a second to regain my breath:
"We easily remember the names of the living. This is what it means to be, as George Orwell put it, the victor in the battle of history. It is the winners who tell the story, and who cast themselves as the sympathetic lead characters. I recently had to google Trayvon Martin’s name because it had temporarily escaped me, lost for a dark moment in a vast sea of Black deaths by racism. Trayvon was the reason I started writing, why I started talking plainly and openly to anyone, no matter who they were, about the realities of American racism. And yet, a few years later, the only thing I could remember to Google was “George Zimmerman.”"
I don't even really have the words; just thank you again.
Let's just not legislate anything then b/c death comes for us all ¯_(ツ)_/¯