Being Black in America has had a long, painful history. Instead of us being celebrated for our creativity, knowledge, and culture, we have been ridiculed because of the color of our skin. I am just as good, if not better than the next person, and it’s not because of my skin – but because of the content of my character. Fighting for fair treatment is the only way we will seek justice. Fighting does not equal violence. Fighting can be through so many different outlets, including protests, engaging with stakeholders, and voicing our opinions via social media. Being a part of a Union has definitely allowed me to speak up and fight for what I believe in, which is for equal rights, protections, and opportunities for all. Unions provide that and more!