Karla Monterroso #BlackLivesMatter+ Your Authors @karlitaliliana CEO @CODE2040, Board Chair for @1Deg, @USC alum - Connected, passionate, heart-driven, wanderlust, change maker. #WiseLatina 🇬🇹🇲🇽 PN: she/her/ella Jun. 15, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Until more of us shoulder the risks - physical, social, psychosocial, economic risks -and imagined risks for that matter - of creating and being a society there will not be true justice.

The thing I feel like majority culture is going to have to grapple with is up until this moment, we’ve been perfectly comfortable as a society to allow all society/community risk to land at the feet of Black folks, especially Black women, especially Black trans women.

I mean think of how wild it is that society says “I’m good with this HUGE SWATH of your community to be jailed and abused and rights trampled on, on the off chance I may be safer because of it. With no proof that that’s actually happening.

“Its just always been that way, I’m uncomfortable and it is counter productive to progress for you to reject reforming this because I feel uncomfortable” like bruh, we haven’t gotten to the mountains base of all the risk you are going to have to feel to find justice. Buck. Up.

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