Lessons From When They See Us
Originally Posted As: Twitter Pressure Made Me…Never Mind.
When my twitter people started talking about ‘when they see us’, a movie adaptation of the Central Park Five incident in the United States. ( 5 young boys arrested, convicted and imprisoned for raping a woman they never met) I thought, ‘they’ve started again oh’ but deep down, I really wanted to see the movie so I could relate to the gist I was seeing on my timeline. Unfortunately, I had cancelled my Netflix subscription(I’m sure you have an idea why) so I couldn’t watch. I was lucky enough to watch it from my neighbour who had a Netflix Subscription on her phone. I don’t know how long I cried for. I also learnt a lot of lessons and I mean, a lot. Those less inspired this article.
When a person does not like you or what you represent, they will
Some people will love you no matter what the world says about you.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only option. The last guy Wise, who found himself in the situation when he wasn’t even a suspect. Unfortunately for him, he suffered the most and even did more time in prison than the actual suspects. How he survived was a miracle but he did.
When the truth came out, they were all exonerated of the crimes and the prison records were wiped. They also got compensated financially for it. The reward they got couldn’t have wiped off all the suffering they went through and time wasted.