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Tamar Manasseh, the founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), speaks to Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) during his visit to Chicago’s South Side. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty

Last month, we published a special series on what it’s like to be Black in the Midwest and invited you to share your own experiences. The following is one of several submissions by Medium writers that




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Kelly Glass

Kelly Glass

Writer and editor whose interests focus on the intersections of parenting, health, and race. Find me at contentbykelly.com and on Twitter @kellygwriter.

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