A Year Later…

“Today has been a day. The US has showed its true colors once again, but it makes me realize that this country was never made for me and that’s okay. It’s okay because my head sits high. My crown does not tilt. My love does not diminish. My faith in God does not falter.

I am a African- American Female at the University of Georgia and I am proud of that. I’m proud of that because people fought for me to sit in the seat I am in today. People fought for my voice to be heard. People fought for me to have the ability to vote and it count. People fought for me to be the change that I want to see in the world.

The one thing I know how to do is pray. Pray and don’t worry. God has a plan and I know that his will is bigger than any man’s plan. I am covered by the blood of Jesus and that is the best coverage out there.”

This is my Facebook post on November 9th, 2016 at 1:30PM. I was a college sophomore, going through one of the toughest semesters of my life. Reflection is a powerful thing and being able to think back about the campus climate and culture, it is very enlightening.

This country has experienced more fears in the past year of this presidency than it has in a decade. It makes me wonder, if we could turn back the hands of time to Election Day 2016, would people really change their thinking? Would people not look past the racist, sexist and blatantly rude commentary made? There are still people in this country who have to fear for their life the moment they wake up. There are still people who have to walk on eggshells because of their religious beliefs.

We say we are the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. America stood to be a place for everyone to be who they are with no restrictions. But, unfortunately, I know that is nothing but a dream.

Hopefully one day, I do not have to worry abut being targeted by the way I look or the religion I practice. Until that day comes, you can catch me in the corner praying for America to see better days.

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