Talking, reading,seeing or listening to anything about slavery will never not affect me.
It’s not something that one day, I’ll just get over.
Anytime the topic is brought up,
I picture it a million times worse.
& no matter how “far” my race has come, or is coming along
it will never make me feel ok;
because the truth is we aren’t “coming along.”
We’re still being broken down by this very second &
Africa & it’s history is still slowly being erased.
So yeah, we’re doing “ok” considering what happened,
but not as “ok” as we would be if we were never stolen from our home & disconnected from our true identities in the first place.