Photograph by Samir Sa

American Male

Be Part Of The Narrative: Oakland, California, USA

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Photograph by Samir Sa

 I have been through so much but yet they do not see. For I cannot fit with my own race or other races. I just want them to not judge me by what the media portrays. I want the opportunity to share my story and let people know I am completely different from what they assume about me and my race. Please don’t judge me until you get to know me. I spent the last 22 years fighting for my life. Since the day I made it to the earth from my mother’s womb, it has been a struggle. I worked hard to not fall into the norm and rise above the expectations they had for me. But as I began to climb people around me began to sink and sink. They did not see me progression as something positive but more like I was changing for something different. They exiled me because my grandparents decided they wanted something different for me. I was not raised by my parents and miss every opportunity that so many take for granted everyday. But as I climbed higher the fewer blacks I saw. Yes, I am a African-American male. I fight everyday in college to continue to beat the odds that are stacked up against me. I don’t have to have the American dream but just a simple life better than that of my grandparents will do me just fine. To have some form of friends who understand the struggle I have come through and potential I have within myself.You will probably never see as an American Male because the color of my skin. But I am just as American as you and want to be treated as an individual, before I get judged for my race.

Photograph by Samir Sa

American Male

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Photograph by Samir Sa

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