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There is nothing wrong with you. You’re amazing. I love you. When I look at you I see a complex human being with awesome potential but some others will look at you and see a thug. Even if their only evidence is your skin. Their racism relates to larger anxieties and problems in America that you didn’t create. When someone is racist toward you—either because they’ve profiled you or spat some slur or whatever—they are saying they have a problem. They are not speaking about you. They’re speaking about themselves and their deficiencies.
Toure to young black boys after the shooting of Travyon Martin. Read his piece, “How to Stay Alive While Being Black” on TIME.com or in this week’s print issue, on newsstands Friday.  (via timemagazine)
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