I am White.

I am white. 

I have never been pulled over by a cop with the fear of my life being stolen from me.

I am white. 

I have never been going on my daily run and was hunted down and murdered in the neighborhood that I always ran in.

I am white. 

I have never had to find an associate to unlock a case where the beauty products for my specific type of hair was held. 

I am white.  

I have never been sleeping in my bed when cops broke in and murdered me. 

I am white. 

I have never had to plead for someone to remove their knee from my neck resulting in me not being able to breathe which eventually killed me. 

I am white. 

I have never done something where I was given a punishment of a life sentence when, if anything, I could have just received a fine. 

I am white. 

I was never injected with a deadly dose of ketamine while walking home from a store which resulted in my death.

I am white. 

I have never been somewhere where someone followed me just because of my race. 

I am white. 

I have never been told that my feelings were “invalid” because “all lives matter.” 

I am white. 

I have white privilege. I don’t have to worry about these things because I was born in a body that allows me to live my life freely. I don’t fear for my life on a daily basis. I see my privilege. My duty is to be an ally for those who have not known anything but oppression. My duty is to make sure that people finally start hearing people of color, and not just hearing, but listening and understanding. 

Racism should have never existed in the first place, but it is time to rid the evil that lingers. 

You have an ally in me.

Also, just remember that if the bullets start flying you can stand behind me. 

BLACK LIVES MATTER.

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