By Crowned ReRe
The recorded conversation you hear above was my mom and I talking in the car about “Our Kings”, I told her prior to the conversation that I woke up angry, upset and fearful for our kings, I told her how bad my heart was hurting. I read her a status I was preparing to post about how a couple of days before the video came out showing the killing of King Ahmaud Arbery , I was watching the mini-series Roots (2016 mini-series) and I sit and watched Kunta Kinta run, all he wanted to do was run .. just run back home. While watching the show and knowing how it would end I found myself cheering to the TV “ Keep Running, Keep Going, Keep Running” .
I did not have to see the video of King Ahmaud Arbery to know I would have wanted him to keep running with hopes that he would have made it back home. But because the potential of a king of color is a threat, we yet again are saying another victim’s name and asking why. Even when we get the answer to our why it will never justify the killings of our Kings.
After venting to my mom and our having a conversation, the anger and fear is still there, but I have to can’t let my anger overtake my crown. I must continue to recognize our Kings, the potential of our Kings.