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It was October 11, 1992. I was in Washington D.C. for the annual displaying of the AIDS Quilt and organizing for the upcoming National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights.
As I stood there on the National Mall, surrounded by people grieving the partners and friends they had lost to AIDS, it hit me like a freight train.
I could no longer deny who I was.
Seeing whips in the hands of federal agents, used against poor Black folks, affected me in a visceral way.
How quickly we went from “Refugees are welcome here,” to this. This week the world was rocked by these photos out of my home state of Texas, showing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as they chased down Haitian asylum seekers on horseback.
Anniversaries are a time to reflect, and the last twenty years have given us much to think about. It is imperative that we look with clear eyes. These are the lessons we must take from 9/11.
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