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Taking a Virtual Knee

Even though I'm an author, I'm basically without words today. Words can hurt a life time, like the first time I was called a Nigger as a little child. These words come towards healing: #BlackLivesMatter. Still, my heart is broken. Our collective heart is broken. America can and must do better. Remembering #GeorgeFloyd and so many others. Stop Killing Us!

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  1. Man's inhumanity to man was said by George Burns. It is very tragic what has happened to Floyd George. It is a shame so many times something like this has had to happen to get people to wake up to racism. I'm sorry you have experience racism.

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  2. Standing, kneeling, being with you

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