Walking the Tightrope of Anti-Black Racism
Why every day can be exhausting
There are a number of metaphors for existing while Black, and one that came to me recently, though I’m sure it’s not new, is walking a tightrope.
Except we have no safety net.
Like the gazelle watches for the lion, Black people look out for the manifestations of white supremacy. The tightrope bit comes in the way we have to exist in the world to avoid a…