He held my hand to secure us and I let his go to do the same. It broke his heart.
I fell in love with a white man, and I made a lot of black people mad.
Ama McKinley

I’m “conscious”, I’m “woke”… I speak out against racist injustices all the time. I’m loud about it, brass and often refusing to be silenced but I also let go of his hand… this touched me so much because sometimes I too let my fears and past experiences factor into our relationship … fears he never learned and probably won’t ever understand… my consciousness if anything makes me more fearful…

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