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As a Young Black Millennial

I am the future.

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As a young Black millennial, I am terrified for the future.

As a young Black millennial, society is terrified by me.

As a young Black millennial, I sit and watch the world slowly become more detached.

As a young Black millennial, I slowly become more detached from the world.

As a young Black millennial, I am disturbed by politics.

As a young Black millennial, I am not in politics' interest.

As a young Black millennial, I know that love trumps hate.

As a young Black millennial, I continue to see hate trump love.

As a young Black millennial, I must work 110% harder than my white counterparts.

As a young Black millennial, my white counterparts fear my work ethic.

As a young Black millennial, I am sick of being silenced.

As a young Black millennial, I will no longer conform for white America.

As a young Black millennial, I want to be the change in this country.

As a young Black millennial, the changes in this country try to oppress me.

As a young Black millennial, the ways of the world make me want to give up.

As a young Black millennial, I know that I cannot give up.

As a young Black millennial, my ancestors are to thank.

As a young Black millennial, I will further the legacy of my ancestors.

As a young Black millennial, I will educate those who are hazed by ignorance.

As a young Black millennial, I must educate myself to stray from ignorance.

As a young Black millennial, they tell me the solution is respectability politics.

As a young Black millennial, I know respectability politics will never be an option.

As a young Black millennial, I'm sick of explaining white privilege.

As a young Black millennial, I'm not asking for pity.

As a young Black millennial, I'm asking you to use your privilege to stand up for minorities.

As a young Black millennial, I am proud of my heritage.

As a young Black millennial, I know my melanin is beautiful.

As a young Black millennial, I know that Black lives matter.

As a young Black millennial, I know to some my life doesn't matter.

As a young Black millennial, I pray for my other Black millennials.

As a young Black millennial, I want to inspire other younger Black generations.

As a young Black millennial, I hope all Black millennials understand their worth.

As a young Black millennial, I will not let the results of the election effect my success.

As a young Black millennial, I will continue to prosper.

As a young Black millennial, I will never stop fighting for my rights.

As a young Black millennial, I stand tall with my fist held high.

As a young Black millennial,

I am vulnerable.

I am strong.

I am scared.

I am remarkable.

I am independent.

I am educated.

I am determined.

I am the future.

I am a young Black millennial.



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