African American


I fear for my life        Because of my skin color I fear ill be next       Trayvon Martin  I fear for my kind       African American  I fear darkness        George Zimmerman  I fear the law        Judicial Branch  I fear… I fear racism       KKK  I fear walking         Alone at night  I fear danger      No one is safe  I fear death       Am I next?  I fear to eat & drink        Skittles & Ice Tea  I fear… are these the words that you want to hear coming out of an innocent young African American?Is this the phrase that you want your kids to tell you every night as you tuck them in?

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