I always think “don’t be threatening”.

DSCF2907Kevin Moses,
Logan, UT.

As a 6’3″, young, Black man, at all times I am painfully aware of my presence in a room and the constant strain of worrying about being perceived as threatening is exhausting. I’m incredibly friendly, and the dissonance that comes from people assuming otherwise hurts.

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2 Responses to "I always think “don’t be threatening”."
  1. Hasheem says:

    I feel you. Night time is the worst.

  2. OldGrump says:

    If we passed on the street what could you and I do differently that wold result in a positive outcome for the two of us? Would a quite nod or a modest hello suffice?

    I need to know a better world is still possible.

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