Conditional Acceptance: Even if you in a Benz, you still a n**** in a coupe

conditional [kuh n-dish-uh-nl]
1. imposing, containing, subject to, or depending on a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or allowed on certain terms: conditional acceptance.
I am done with acceptance coming with conditions, especially in relation to race. People will only support you, will only accept you, to a level they are comfortable with & we have accepted this as success. I am tired of fighting, of hoping for a better future; not just for me but for everyone who is still waiting for their right to live in peace. If you have the whole damn pie, don't expect us to settle for your crumbs.

Assimilation is not acceptance. You can speak the language, wear the clothes, do the job, get the education, pay the taxes, win the medals... it will never be enough. If you think, 'this would never happen to me.', you'd be wrong. One moment can change everything & if it hasn't happened yet, it will. It could be a look, a comment, a headline. It may even be the uncomfortable stare of strangers as you realise you're the only black person around. Visibility does not equal safety & who do you call when the police are the ones committing the crime?