Black in Seattle.
Ronnie M.

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and you hit the nail on the head. I’ve lived in DC for years and my blood pressure is lower. I went back to Seattle for graduate school two years ago and every single black graduate student across the UW campus that I ever had a discussion with felt like they couldn’t take it much longer and neither could I. This passive aggressive form of racism masquerading as “white allyship” is the most dangerous kind, in my opinion. Being black in Seattle is like screaming in the middle of a filled room, and not only is no one listening, but they stop to tell you that they’re “in this with you” and that they hate “those” white people too. I’m sorry girl, hang in there. I feel like a character in Get Out with a bloody nose and you just hit flash on your camera….”Get out….GET OUT!!”

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