And I was everything they made me. I was angry. I was violent. If you looked at me the wrong way, I would whoop your ass. That’s what we got to understand. They throw us into these systems to make us into something that we’re not. And we not letting them. Are we letting them do that to us anymore? Just like in slavery, they didn’t want us to read. They didn’t want us to learn. So, what happened? We learned anyway. We had our own ways. We had our own culture.

It’s time to get our village back. And white people come along but don’t come along with no bullshit. We don’t need no white saviors.

I’m so tired of these organizations with white people heading them. We don’t need you to head our organizations. You can’t tell us nothing about being Black. But we can tell you something about being white and that’s white privilege. Something we never had. So, again, step back and we going to step up. My name is Tanesha Grant. I am the CEO of Parents Support and Parents New York.