Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

Existing Within a System That Won’t Save You

The one time you fight back could be your last

Left: My dad, my cousin, and a Kansas City police officer. Right: My mom and me.

I’ve always walked a fine line between whiteness and being my unapologetically Black self. The friends I keep, the work I do, and the neighborhoods I live in are, for the most part, all white. I’m rooted in Blackness though — my politics, the causes I support, the…

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