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If I Ever Become a Hashtag

Understand that I did my best to comply with their demands while not coming off as threatening

A protester during a demonstration over the killing of George Floyd by a policeman on May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

If I ever become a hashtag, don’t assume it was intentional. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor couldn’t have wanted to be famous this way. My paranoia about dying from police brutality is not unwarranted. You can only pretend to be human for so long…




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Bryan Lordeus

Bryan Lordeus

Aspiring Front-End Developer | Writer | A creative polymath with lessons to share and stories to tell.

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