Why Won’t You March For Me?

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Why won’t you march for me? I know that you watch TV. Another man shot in the back, and yes you’ve guessed it, that man was Black. Another unarmed man has been gunned down but it’s ok because his skin was brown.

I watch TV too and boy I do see you. You’ll march for the control of guns and for daughters who want to be your sons, for women who are still chasing their rights, but not for those who lives are taken by hate filled Whites.

What about my color offends you so, that my innocent brothers and sisters have to go in a painful hail of bullets robbing them of any opportunity to live their life without all of this stress and strife? Why can’t you see the pain that it’s caused, be willing to stop, think and pause at how senseless it is to be justified in openly committing genocide?

How many more names have to be added to the list before you and your family and friends insist that this racially motivated killing cannot persist? How can someone go into a school, kill 17 people and still be alive but you “felt threatened” by my brother’s dark skin and instantly without thought his life had to end?

When will you stop this burden we bear, co-signing treatment you know is not fair? Tell me what is it about me you see and please explain it to me honestly. You’ll march for everything else that effects humanity, but please tell me why, you won’t march for me?

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C.K. McGhee is a woman of faith who believes in nurturing her spiritual relationship with God in order to be her best and to give her best. She hails from New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley, which is just north of New York City. Having been diagnosed with Major Depressive and Anxiety Disorder twenty years ago, she is concerned with bringing awareness to the Mental Health crisis in America; specifically focused on The African-American community. She believes that not only are her struggles with mental health a testimony for someone else who may be struggling but that it’s the very foundation for her advocacy platform; to inspire, motivate and inform others that there is life despite mental health challenges. Her signature phrase, “Here’s to brighter days”, maintains a steadfast hope that all of the voices that have been silenced by stigma, will be supported to speak their truth, knowing and understanding the value of their lives; walking in purpose towards their brighter days!

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