We Cannot Stay Silent, #Say Their Names

As a white person of privilege,
I will never understand,
I understand that.

As a person who can breathe,
I cannot understand being slowly suffocated.
No one should have to understand that.

As an educated person,
I should have understood this as it was unfolding.
I understand that.

It it is not about politics left or right,
It is a fundamental human right not to be hunted based on personal characteristics.
I understand that.

We must stop adding names to the list,
Each of us, by not saying anything, add the names.
I understand that.

If we all speak,
They will have to listen.
They understand that.

#SayTheirNames

If we all say,
NO MORE,
It will have to be different.

#SayTheirNames
It must change.