I have been discriminated against because of my skin color and being in a wheelchair. I am getting tired of this; it makes me feel angry and sad. People think I can’t defend myself because I am in a wheelchair, and that is not right. I am really tired of this way of thinking. I am a good person; I don’t discriminate against anyone.
Racism and discrimination hurt people. It’s toxic to the world. I’ve experienced this so many times, not only because I am a Black man in a wheelchair, but also because I am homeless. People tell me all the time, “you can’t sit here,” “you can’t go here,” “I don’t like the color of your skin.” We have to stop discrimination; we have to start caring for each other, and we have to learn to love each other. We are all humans, and we all have the same rights.
I am telling my story, so people can truly know me, so people can approach me without discriminating against me. I want this to stop, I want the world to change, and I want you to know that I am tired of this. I don’t see color; I see humans. Today, we can make the world better; we need to understand each other; we can change the world today and live in a better place.