Being Black in America is a constant challenge. The news has shown over and over again that you can’t walk down the street or be in your own home or even go to a pool without fear of harassment and questioning your legitimacy to even be in or near spaces. Mental, emotional and physical violence is often an outcome of these situations. Whether it’s direct harassment or reading/watching violence against your community, the tolls of being in America is high. The following is a set of tweets written by TWiB!’s Elon James White breaking down Black existence.

Imagine you’re just living your life as you. But you’re constantly reminded that uncontrollable aspects of “you” are deemed criminal.

— Elon James White (@elonjames) June 7, 2015

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