I’ve been a Democrat since I was a kid.
I was one of the first people who supported Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and then voted for Hillary Clinton.
I’ve had a few moments of frustration with Hillary Clinton and the political establishment, but mostly the Democratic Party has worked to keep me and other minorities in line, in spite of the fact that there are a lot of things that are going wrong in this country.
I feel like we are still in this political wilderness.
And when it comes to race and politics, I don’t really know where to start.
I don-the people who are the most oppressed and discriminated against in the world, especially Black people, are the ones who are being disenfranchised by the politics.
They don’t get a fair shake, they don’t have the same rights as white people, and they have a lot more of their lives cut off from them.
I just want to see an end to all of this, to a system that’s made it harder for me to have my freedom, my identity, and to have the opportunity to be a Black person.
For me, it started when I was in college.
I started seeing Black people on TV and I just started seeing the Black lives that weren’t being lived on a daily basis.
It started when you hear people saying, “Black lives don’t matter.”
They just don’t.
It’s just a racist statement.
There are a million things that people don’t understand about how we live.
We don’t live in a country where we have an army, we don’t pay taxes, we’re not allowed to vote, we can’t vote in elections.
But that’s just the way it is.
I grew up in the hood, in the ghetto.
So I had to learn how to live my life and my reality, because I was born there.
But I had a lot to learn about the Black community, and how they were really struggling to be heard, and were really having to fight for what they wanted.
When I was young, I lived in a white neighborhood.
When the riots started in Baltimore in 2014, I was living in a Black neighborhood.
And I didn’t know how to deal with it.
I lived through that.
I went through it with the police, I had the experience of being beaten by the police and I had my life torn apart, and I couldn’t move out.
I had two kids at home at that point, and so I was really, really hurt.
I didn, you know, I couldn-when I was 14 years old, I started getting into drugs.
And the only way to heal myself was to go to a hospital and get my life fixed.
I couldn, I wasn’t in control.
I wasn, you could not have a life of your own.
I felt like I was worthless, and that my life was worthless.
But then I realized, I could have it all.
I could get my own apartment, I would be able to afford the things that I want.
And, I got to live a normal life.
I got my own car, I get my kids out of school, and my car gets fixed every year.
And it’s because of that.
That’s why I decided to get out of the hood.
Because I’m from that area.
It wasn’t just because of my race.
It was because of all the things I had been through in my life.
There was this little town that was in the middle of nowhere.
They had no schools, they had no jobs, they couldn’t even afford to get food, let alone get gas.
And they were dealing with the aftermath of the riots and all that, and the violence that had been going on.
So when I got out of there, I moved out.
And that’s when my life changed.
My life became, “OK, I’m not in this community anymore.
I’m going to get my shit together.”
I got myself an apartment, and it was like, OK, this is it.
This is where I’m at.
I have the tools to survive, and this is where the people that I care about are.
And so I started going out.
You know, it was a very big decision to do that.
You just don, it’s not that easy.
You have to start by having your own place to live.
And for me, that was when I started to feel like I started my life, “Oh, OK.
I can get by.”
But then when I moved back to the hood to be closer to my kids, my kids started going through high school, my mom started getting a job, my dad started going to work, and everything just started to click.
When you start seeing the results of all these things that you were trying to accomplish, you start to think, “Wow, I’ve made it.
Now, this ain’t nothing I can’t do.”
But it’s, you