Aug. 13, 2021

Change The Narrative Change The Outcome

I Love My Brother And Care Not To Do Him Harm Or See Harm Placed Upon Him

In order change the dynamics of our black communities that are thrust into a web of seemingly unceasing acts of violence. We who care, we who live day by day amidst that violence as well those who commit these unconscious acts of violence must be willing to look at the vernacular that supports this violence in a different way. Being from Baltimore City the term “snitches get stitches” was popularized to shield the guilty while terrorizing not only the victims of violence but also the innocent bystanders who live in those communities that sometimes immortalize the criminal element while discouraging those who simply want to live in decency and humanity. One of my very best friends in the entire world, never mind the fact that he was also my fraternity brother Toby Miller created a direction that those of us who see wrong and try to right it. It is with these new directions that we can recreate the way words are perceived and attitudes are changed. This visualization came to me when I saw what Toby had done with the word S.N.I.T.C.H. it is so powerful and has such positivity. Thank you Toby Miller for your creativity.