Thankful to Be Black
For many of us, November has been an early winter. While the snow has not arrived yet, the coldness of America, American race relations, has chilled us to the bone. It's a season that has left us frozen in despair. It's a season that has made us question, "Why are we here? Where do we go from here? How will we make it from here?"
But, it is a wonderful time to hug the past and the present--embracing how far we have come and all of the struggles we have graduated from. Remember how much you love your community. Be thankful that you are Black.
1. Be grateful for the clay we were made from. The potter makes no mistakes.
2. Be grateful that resistance is in our family tree. It saved us in the past, and it will save us now.
Throughout our history of oppression and struggle there have been strong women who fight on the side of righteousness and justice. The ritual killings of Black men and women by the police are intended to inspire fear like the public lynchings of old. We're not afraid. We're ready. We have a great history of resistance and rebellion to use as a roadmap to deal with an old threat with a new face. Repost @kxngcrwn
3. Be grateful that we have never quit on ourselves, even when the world did.
4. Be grateful that our leaders loved us so much, that they exchanged their lives so we can have the chance live.
5. Be grateful that we stand now and forever.
6. Be grateful for the future. Be grateful that we have the god-given opportunity to make each generation freer than the last.
7. Be grateful for your limbs. You have the honor to work, to create what you want Black to represent--with your bare hands.
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