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A black journalist's reflection after a couple of days of protests | My 2 Cents

Our country is hurting. Taheshah Moise shares her perspective covering it all as a black journalist.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — It's time for my two cents.

And today I come to you heartbroken.

It is clear after all that has happened over the last few days that our country is hurting. Your neighbors are hurting. And it's a lot to process.

As a journalist, it's my job to report the news, but there comes a point when it gets harder to compartmentalize everything.

I have a duty to keep you all informed on the happenings of the world, while at the same time, I am reintroducing trauma into my life.

As a black journalist, the current events hit deeper. I'm tired of seeing images of brutality against people who look like me. I just keep asking myself when will it stop?

It's hard to find the words to express how I'm feeling. But I'll start with these.

I'm sad, I'm disappointed, I'm frustrated.

I'm sad that another black person has died at the hands of police in such a brutal manner. That could have been my brother, my cousin, my uncle, or my father.

I'm disappointed with the way the protests across the country have devolved.

The destruction, the looting, whoever is responsible for it both intentional and accidental, it's all taking away from the message that millions of black and brown people don't feel safe. They don't feel equal. They don't feel seen.

And I'm frustrated because I'm not convinced the protests I've seen will make a difference because lipservice can only do so much. 

We as a community need to come together. We need to listen. we need to love. And we need to come up with concrete solutions for racial inequalities and injustices.

Because I'm afraid it won't be long before George Floyd's name is not at the top of the list of names people are marching in honor of.

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