A New Agenda

Dear 2015,

I am a seventeen year old.

I am a black seventeen year old.

I am a seventeen year old black female that lives in the United States.

I am a seventeen year old black female the lives in the south of the United States of America.

I am one of many seventeen year old black females that live in the south of the United States, that are not oblivious.

And we, as seventeen year old black females of southern Unites States, are aware;

aware that black history does not begin with slavery,

aware that racism in the United States is not over, just evolved.

We are aware that the patriarchy and misogyny has affected our great grandmother, grandmother, mother, aunts, sisters, and has the potential to affect our children (female and male).

We are also aware that as youth of today, we ARE the power. That power resides in the education of ourselves, first and foremost, and then the education of our peers.

That being said, there is a lot of disconnect and mis-education  about who we are and who we can be.

It is time for a new agenda and for some of us to Wake Up.

Sincerely,

a voice from young black america

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