At Yale, Starbucks and everywhere else, being black in America really is this hard

( CNN) Another week, another set of reminders of how hard it is to be black in America.

Whether it’s sitting, golfing, exercising, renting, shopping, working or even napping while black — the truth has become hard to deny: America is beginning to see how difficult it is living while black.

While many of my white peers on social media have begun to express repentance after reading these horrific stories on my newsfeed, I’m baffled as to why it took them so damn long to eventually acknowledge these issues. As painful as these experiences are for me to personally read, they are nothing new for me, or for countless black Americans who’ve spent an entire lifetime navigating the unforeseen dangers of walking out the house and not knowing if we’ll make it home.

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