Sound Off: Black Lives Matter

It scares me to know that the color of my skin could be the death of me here in America. What’s even scarier is the justice system that does nothing to protect my rights or attempt to give closure to my family. I am American. I was born and raised here, New Jersey to be exact. I am 24 years old and it scares me to see black men and women, young and old, being shot and killed. The scariest of all, no convictions. Its not just one shot that rings off. Black people are being shot nearly a dozen times. Is this what society has come to? Is this what has to be on the news every other day. I shouldn’t have to fear for my boyfriend or my brother, hell even my father. I shouldn’t have to fear for my own life.

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