How am I feeling?
I am tired!!
I am tired from fighting coronavirus as a frontline nurse. I’m tired of the racial injustice in this world that we live in. I’m tired of the racial injustice in health care. Black women are 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications than white women.
I’m tired of the racial injustice in healthcare working as a black nurse; I’ve experienced my share of racial injustice inside and outside healthcare. I’m tired of the racial injustice in the medical field and people look at me and think I am dumb because I am black. Yes, I’m black, I am smart, and I am excellent at my job. As a nurse I do not see race, sex or gender or VIP status. I treat everyone as equals with the respect they deserve. I am tired of having to prove myself over and over again with my skills that I’m a strong nurse. While non-blacks nurses lack the skills and knowledge to work there, no one bothers them. When I am saving your life do you see the color of my skin?
I am tired of racial injustice my black brother has faced by cops when he goes outside or hangs out with friends.
I’m tired of my people dying over and over for the thing called FREEDOM.
I’m tired of seeing cops killing black people and walk away without CONSEQUENCE.
I’m tired of seeing cops abusing their power.
I am tired of this double standard placed on black people.
I am tired of doctors not listening to black people.
I am tired of the system failing black people.
I am tired of living in a broken system.
I’m tired of the racial injustice in the healthcare system and I’m tired of the racial injustice in the world.
I am tired that Martin Luther King’s dream has not come true yet. Yes, I am tired today, but my faith is in God because he lays down my burden and he gives me rest.
I’m tired that when you see me you only see black.
How can you help?
Support/ donate to Black Lives Matter : https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Sign a petition calling for justice for Breonna Taylor , Ahmed Arbery, George Floyd and many other black people killed in the past. https://www.change.org/
Keep listening and learning
Speak out against the injustice
I don’t own the rights to this video . Systemic Racism Explained!!
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I had a manager tell me once that one of my notable skills was the ability to break down complex concepts into content that is easily digested by people at different levels of understanding. I’ve incorporated that feedback into my personal and professional communication habits. I came across this old video today that presents information on SYSTEMIC RACISM in the same way. It’s clear and concise. It’s 4.5 minutes long. If you’ve never seen it before please take a moment to watch. #sytemicracism #acttv #acttvnetwork #systemicracismexplained #racisminamerica #timeofrachange
Watch this great video shared Viola Davis instagram. I don’t own the rights to this video by Hasan Minhaj comedian feature on netflix.
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