Someone once said, "Suffering is our story. " 1619 marked the beginning of a subjugation that left millions in chains. 246 years later, those chains were broken, only to be replaced by invisible chains. The story of suffering continues on in 2020 and beyond. People of color are still treated as if we are less than human all over the globe and especially in America. We are considered violent and unsuitable for employment simply because of the color of our skin. We are assumed to be criminals even when we have no criminal record. Our children's schools are underfunded, our neighborhoods are food deserts, and we are routinely brutalized and murdered by the very people who are charged with the duty to protect and serve us as they would any other citizen. We then immediately become suspects in our own murders. We are literally treated as if our lives don't matter. We believe our lives do matter! The suffering that began in America in 1619 should not still be felt in 2020. It has to stop and the chains must be broken. The fight for equality won't be a short or easy one and suffering will surely continue until it is achieved, but we don't have to suffer in silence. 1619 in 2020 was created to help us show our determination to achieve equality everywhere we go. When people see us, they'll be reminded that the chains are broken, discrimination is not acceptable, and that the fight for equality will stop only when equality is achieved. 1619 in 2020. Wear Your Pride!