And my commitment to stop trying to fit in

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Photo by Jared Giles


Popular media must elevate Black stories instead of perpetuating racist stereotypes

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Screen-capture from The Queen’s Gambit of Jolene (left) and Beth (right)


It is time to integrate love and empathy back into our daily lives.

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Photo by Kurt Belen / https://www.heyykb.com/


Government touches every piece of our lives. Now we have to show up to change the people who run it

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Jennifer Griffin / Photo of a mural by Chicago artist Mac Blackout / Unsplash


When facing insurmountable obstacles, we must continue to stand up for the world the way it should be.

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Screen-capture from “Cloak and Dagger” / Tyrone Johnson (left) and Adina Johnson (right)


Your strength will carry on through all whom you inspired.

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Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic via Getty Images


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Black Lives Matter Protest in New York City / Kurt Belen



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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali)

About

Jared Giles

Writer & dancer working in education. I can be found writing on race, culture, media, and politics. Twitter/IG: @jaredfgiles

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