This is not your grandfathers America. The America that instilled fear by the cat-o-nine tail and the rape of house niggas, see this is not your grandfathers America where black men and women answer to the universal name for people of color of boy, gal and girl. This is not your father’s America where you tell us that you are just as concerned about our children’s future as your own. This is not your father’s America where you tell us trickledown economics is beneficial for everyone, where you tell us that race plays no role in the experience we encounter everyday whether it be in a world class luxury store or with an officer ready to shoot, DWB (Driving While Black). This is not your grandfathers America where you tell me and my people that you aren’t anti-black you are just pro-white and we do not arm ourselves with weapons of defense. See this is not your grandfathers America where an apology is all you need and we welcome all people into the fold. This is our America where we will not walk away in fear because you carry your confederate flag, protest the demolition of your white southern pride. This is our America where we march and we spit and we hit back, where we learn like you that can bear arms. No this is not a piece about violence, or a call for war. But what it is, is a reminder that people will not lay down, where people will allow you to brutalize them and convince them that their life is not worth laying down for the freedom and integrity of this country.

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