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ATTEMPTING TO FOCUS ON WORK WHEN THE WORLD AROUND YOU IS CAVING IN 😔

Between Amy Cooper’s Oscar worthy Central Park performance, Ahmaud Arbery shooting death in Georgia, Breonna Taylor’s assassination inside her Louisville home, and the Minneapolis murder of George Floyd, black people in America are running on fumes.


We’re tired, angry, confused and yet, this space is familiar to us. This place of torment and trauma has become a home of sorts. The cycle begins in the far corners of Twitter with rumblings of a killing. Then a recording of the victim’s last moments pop up and shortly after, we finally learn the person’s name.”


This article is written by Shenequa Golding and is spot on as she digs deep into the mental and emotional trauma that people of color (have been) and are experiencing at am alarming rate or today. Please continue reading Ms Goulding’s article in the link provided:


https://medium.com/@shenequagolding/maintaining-professionalism-in-the-age-of-black-death-is-a-lot-5eaec5e17585


Most of the time we try to separate the real from the real-real. Real being reality of things experienced inside our homes and communities; and real-real is the facade we put on every Monday morning for work or before every Teams/Zoom/Skype call. Masking the pain, hurt, sickness, humiliation, and feeling of despair that has become commonplace and a sense of normalcy.


THIS SHOULD NOT BE A NEW NORMAL!

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Shavoyne Catchings
Shavoyne Catchings
Jun 01, 2020

The New Normal is mentally exhausting and yet we still perform at work in spite of what our reality is for our Family and Culture. This is unhealthy and such a burden, yet we still have to work through these circumstances.

As I obtain my second degree in Criminal Justice, I want to point out 2 words in the Amendments especially the 14th Amendment. The word's OUGHT & SHOULD need to be replaced with MUST or WILL because saying that we ought to be treated fairly and should have equality simply states that there's always an opportunity that we will be mistreated and it's not guaranteed that we will have equality! This is how the actions of police officers keep…

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