We are tired of your thoughts and prayers.
It has been a little over a week since a white racist gunman killed 10 Black people in a Buffalo supermarket, and we are once again grieving another mass shooting. This time, 19 children and 2 adults in Uvalde, Texas, have lost their lives to senseless gun violence—intertwined with police inaction. As people continue to discuss their thoughts and feelings on social media, one thing continues to be very clear and present. There is an expectation for us to continue to perform labor despite the grief we are feeling.