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You look away! Stolen bodies on stolen land, this is America’s whole diagram. 

They been teaching us how not to be Black. Despised for your skin tone, ridiculed for your strong complex form. Extracted God’s thought and imprinted primitive unfounded faults, and now most of us are individuals strategically lost. 

That’s why four cops can lynch a brother on camera in the middle of the street, Floyd can’t speak.

Not one officer requested their constituent to remove their knee. 

Humanity was in question. George’s family had to watch him become breathless. The whole world was stressing! Seeing him screaming out for his mother to come help him. 

Did murder become a racial expression? Mind racing

Ahmaud Arbery was just pacing. Even regular White citizens feel the obligation to steal the equation between a Black man and God’s relation. 

Remember, this is a nation where everything was produced by free slave labor. 

Cheese, tobacco, rum, sugar, and clothes. Financial institutions sucked, as banks and insurance companies got rich by insuring boats transporting us to the shore!

Do you really think they care about us being shot, locked, mocked or distraught?

This was never considered a capture and release, it’s a system that’s demonstrating confinement to decrease. 

They tried to destroy all avenues into the Black brain in which intelligence could breathe. 

Breonna Taylor was secure in her home, in the midst of peace, lost her life in her sleep. 

A kick-door operation 

by the police.

Suspect was already in custody, can you imagine that discussion.

This incompetence was disgusting to me. (Can you define free?)

Confounding COVID-19 scares equates to the notion of Black’s reality and welfare.

I just want you to be advised and informed.

Let’s participate in Black unity to rise and transform. 

Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.

Antoine Boyce is a writer incarcerated in Illinois.