I am tired and I am upset and I feel like crying.
I just don't understand it. I don't understand how the world is at this point, how we could have come so far in some ways but remain so so backwards in others. How is this fair? How is this okay? I have to continue to live, to continue to function knowing that if I have a son he could be gunned down in the streets for no reason, shot in the head twice, have his lifeless body shot multiple times after he's no longer living, and his killer could walk free. Even if there were severe consequences (which there should be) we live in a society where other people will still stand up and say "Well not all people..." as some sort of excuse, as though that should make the deceased's family or the community feel better.
This is a tragedy and things will only get worse from here.
I'm scared. I'm scared for my family, my baby cousin who will have to grow up in this world as an African-American & Mexican woman who has everything to fear and everything to lose because she's female, because she's black, because she's brown-skinned. I'm scared for me, for my future children, for all the future children.
I'm scared for the world.