For Black Women, For Mourning and Expecting More From Whiteness
Chaédria LaBouvier

I think that this is an awesome article. My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of Clinton just as it does to the families of all the others who are unjustifiably slain. As I was reading, I couldn’t help but wonder how many people would find fault in your article and think it moral to denounce your purpose for writing it. But one thing I’ve learned in this unjust world is that the ideas and thoughts of others mean nothing to me when I’m expressing the truth of how I feel. Not to say that I don’t care about the feelings of others, but I have just as much right to express my thoughts as they do. And so do you. The fact that you no longer live in America does not strip you of your right to express how you feel in regards to its treatment of your brother and your race.

I’m a Black American living and working in China right now, but in spite of where I live, I am still an American citizen. No one and nothing will discourage me from loving my country or voicing my opinion about what’s currently taking place there. I have two daughters living in China with me. We will return to America some day, and with this thought in mind, my children’s safety is one of my main concerns. I just have to continue trusting God that they will be protected from the evils of this world and not be deprived of living a full life because of the color of their skin.

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