No, I’m Not Leaving

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Over the 4th of July holiday, I ran into a lot of toxic patriotism. Given the current state of our nation, it makes sense that there would be some mixed feelings about celebrating our nation’s birthday.

For many people of color, it’s hard to celebrate freedom when we are still being gunned down in the streets or our homes, or murdered in police custody. It’s hard to…