In light of the recent “deaths by police”, I’m sending my thoughts and wishes. I am a minority within a minority, being persecuted not only for my race, but also for who I am inside. I’m black, I’m a transgender man, and I am in prison for defending myself. I have suffered at the hands of the police every day for the last 3 YEARS of my life. It is sad to say that the worst of my abusers are my own race.
Consider that what you are seeing is more a result of an abuse of power and less about race itself. Racism is still an issue, but having been in this system for so long, I can tell you that black officers are given the same training, and most respond the same way.The entire legal system is corrupted, and regardless of color, the training that officers are given literally teaches them to pray on the weak, and take down anyone who might challenge their power. I’m in a prison where more than half of the inmates are serving time for defending themselves. They are battered wives, abused daughters, and rape victims. Instead of being treated for the trauma they have suffered, the State of Georgia chooses to punish these women even more by subjecting them to more abuse at the hands of our correctional officers. It’s not ONLY an issue of Black Lives, this is an issue of Power and Corruption.Having said all of that, I ask that you choose your battles wisely and know when it’s time for you to stand down. It’s not a sign of weakness for to you choose passivism when being challenged. Silent observation actually shows your strength. I choose to fight by using my voice and sharing my stories. I also share positive words and thoughts. I feel like everything you put out in the Universe will come back to you, and I choose not to put anything out that can harm another human being.I ask “ What do you value most?” Is it love, sex, money, yourself, other people, drugs, your appearance, what other think and say about you? Love is at the top of my list, because if you can love without condition, then everything else will fall into place. Keep your family close to you and love them fiercely, without limitations. Be Blessed.
*Words of Kyle P.
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