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As a Black mother, I have spent my entire life softening the blows of racism for my sons. My job never ends.

I taught them how to navigate racism in school from teachers. Then the police and public. Then stores and businesses. Then college. Then the workplace. Then in cities.
I was forced to teach them code stitching and assimilating, because America won't allow us to just be. Softening blows.

My sons learned early in life their Black was bad in White America. Softening blows.
Now as a Black mother, I'm softening blows dealt by America for my sons.

I'm teaching them they'll never measure up thanks to racism and that allies often let us down, because they get tired, check out and they're often fragile.

That there is no justice, it's just us. Blows.
Softening blows for people you love is a love language that Black mothers know all too well.

I don't need trophies. My boys living another day is my trophy.

When you love someone, you'll do anything to keep them safe. You do it because it's the right thing to do.
I do what I do for Black people because I love all Black people like they are my family. All Black people, except these sellouts and gatekeepers of course.
They can go straight to hell.

A Black mothers job is never done. I'm going to protect and fight for my sons til I die.✊🏾✊🏾
I hope during these turbulent times Black folks aren't getting distracted by divisive tactics. We have one goal, and that's to defeat White Supremacy so that the next generation can breathe.

Stay focused Black people.

Don't become a Black tool for White Supremacy.
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