Thanks so much for writing this. More white people must step up and do the work of educating themselves. Personally, I don't mind having these conversations and helping people through this. However, they must see us as human so that they can see why our treatment was and is so unjust.

It feels better knowing that people like you exist. You are right that Black people, particularly Black women vote in bulk for the Democrats. I am afraid that white people will let us down this November. It terrifies me. And I am afraid of the psychological toll that another Trump (pro-white supremacy) candidacy will have on me, other Black people, and the white people who actually believe in equal rights and justice.

I want the Democratic party to support restorative justice for slavery. My husband says he will never vote until America actually addresses the sin of slavery. It is heartbreaking but I cannot insist that he votes if America refuses to insist that Black people are deserving of restorative justice.

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Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Oprah Daily, Zora, GEN, Momentum, GEN, EIC Cultured, AfroSapiophile #WEOC Founder ☕️