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BLACK VALUE

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Kelly Mikel Williams

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Since 1619, African-Americans brought here as African slaves have been fighting for rights, equal rights, equity and their names to be cleared off the books of the constitution as 3/5 of a person, and property to be owned.  Upon the 1964 Civil Rights laws being passed at the end of the Jim Crow era, Black folks have continued to establish themselves as valuable components of the development of these United States of America. In some cases, it appears that African-Americans have become too valuable, at least in the eyes of racist GOP revisionists like Ted Cruz who stated that this nation wasn't founded on the backs of slaves. While others, especially those in law enforcement seem to only value black lives when they are dead or in jail. And under our current pandemic, those lives in overcrowded prisons and jails are valued even less; while a treasonous ally of Donald Trump is released from prison to serve out the rest of a 7yr sentence in the comfort of his own home.  

In the last 30 days a number of high profile killing of African-Americans have occurred at the hands of law enforcement as well as, the general public. Ahmaud Arbery was viciously killed by the son of a former police officer. An EMT was shot and killed by police after breaking into the wrong home to serve a warrant.  Not to mention Sean Reed who was shot and killed by police while live streaming it all on Facebook. 

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