I was 15 years old walking into that courtroom, so confident, for I had done nothing wrong. But I was a 15 year old boy, treated as an adult, another tactic used to obscure our innocence. But I was lucky enough to s#Survive. This week, #MaKhiaBryant
, a 15 year old girl was murdered. She should be alive today. She was a child. And her mischaracterization as an adult is another tool of #WhiteSupremacy
at work. Remember, she was a child. #Adultification
has long been a tool to rid us of our humanity and together we must use our voice and our stories to break the system that will continue to try to kill us.