“Je Suis” Everyone

My heart is broken this morning. I woke up to the news of the UNC Chapel Hill terrorist attack…on my twitter feed. No mainstream media outlet was at that time (and perhaps still) covering it. Here’s the biggest article I found covering the story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/11/reports-3-young-muslims-slain-in-chapel-hill-shooting-n-c-man-charged/

I am devastated that these three young, bright Muslims were murdered by (allegedly murdered, but the shooter turned himself in) a white supremacist. I am ashamed people of my race regularly kill people of color. And I am sad, very sad, there is little to no coverage of this event in the media.

A while ago when the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” was attacked, the slogan “Je Suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) became very popular. Well, just for the record,

I am Muslim.
I am trans.
I am black.
I am gay.

I am any minority that fears terrorist attacks. If you come for them, you are coming for me.

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