Black boys once cost fifty dollars

Ayanna Bennett,
Oakland, CA

I work in equity so I think and talk about racism a lot. It’s easy to get discouraged when I don’t remember the enormity of the wound that we are trying to heal. Huge parts of our country were developed around forced labor camps and governed by human traffickers. That’s a pretty deep hole to climb out of before we can even contemplate higher ground. We are not who we need to be, but also not what we once were. There is hope in that.


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