There’s no debate that this was one of the toughest years for many people. Not only did a presidential race hang in the balance, but black people finally rose up after being opposed for decades. Now, as a black person in New York, I marched for justice on Juneteenth – a day in 1865 when everyone, including slaves, were free in America. I felt amazing, I felt like I was a part of history – I can proudly tell my grandchildren that their grandmother was on the frontlines of civil marches.
I am so thankful that 2020 was a year that black people stood up and showed the mistreatment that has gone on in America for years – how black characters are always shown in cartoons as buffoons. I believe that if 2020 was not the year that we rose up, then when? Would we remain silent forever? This year really showed who was racist – a country was divided.
Another thing that I was thankful for is that I finished my first year of graduate school – I couldn’t believe it, I wanted to give up so many times, it was the most stressful year of my life – the papers, the statistics and even the financials of business. I will say this was the toughest year of school because we had to stay inside due to the virus – being stuck in a room can even be tough.
This year has definitely been the most difficult – I would say it wasn’t my worst year because my family and I am doing well. To those that have lost their family or have lost their life due to COVID-19 I have a heavy heart for, god bless .