Zianna Oliphant Is One Of The Bravest And Insightful People In America
“It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore,” she said with tears streaming down her face.
“It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them. And we have tears. We shouldn’t have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side.”
Zianna made her tearful statements during a highly-charged, emotional City Council meeting — the first after protests over the police shooting of Keith Scott.
That’s one helluva statement from such a young soul, but this next one…
“I’ve been born and raised in Charlotte. And I never felt this way till now and I can’t stand how we’re treated,” she said, wiping her cheeks on her short sleeves.
“We are black people and we shouldn’t have to feel like this. We shouldn’t have to protest because y’all are treating us wrong. We do this because we need to and have rights.”
It’s one thing to read Zianna’s words, but the video of her speech on the following page will have your “allergies acting up”..
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