By Simon HunterDecember 12, 2016 7:30amIn December of last year, I visited the home of a man named Joe.
Joe was a veteran, and he was sitting in a rocking chair in his living room.
Joe had been diagnosed with a lung cancer, and was in a hospice facility.
The disease had metastasized, and Joe was being treated in the intensive care unit, which is what the patients are there for.
Joe and I talked for a few minutes, then Joe went to the kitchen to take out a piece of paper and draw a diagram.
The paper was his plan for what he would do to the world if he was ever in his place.
The diagram was a simple, black-and-white image of a woman, with a blue bow, standing in the background.
Joe had drawn the woman to represent the victims of the Charleston church shooting, and in doing so, he was depicting the real world in which the shooter had killed nine African Americans, killing six of them in cold blood.
The diagram was also, in a way, an extension of Joe’s own personal experience.
During his long struggle with his cancer, Joe had come to terms with the fact that he was one of the few black people in his life.
He had also come to understand that he had a lot to offer the world, and the world had offered him nothing.
After the Charleston shooting, Joe began to write a blog about the experience of being black in America, and it became a popular source of content for people to share stories of black lives that had been lost.
Joe was a person who was not ashamed to be a black man, and this was one reason why he was able to do so.
His experience in the hospice was not something that he thought was acceptable.
It was not a matter of being a “bad” person, he said, but rather a matter for survival.
But the fact is, Joe was not the only black man who was faced with the same struggle.
Black men and women are disproportionately affected by systemic racism, which makes it difficult for them to be heard, understood, and respected.
In his blog, Joe discussed the struggles he faced while in hospice, and also his struggle with depression.
The Black Lives Matter movement has been very effective in making the point that people who are killed by police are often murdered because they are black, and because of their race, the victims were killed by a police officer.
This is a fact that black people often don’t seem to know.
The fact that white people are often blamed for the deaths of black people is another fact that we tend to gloss over, or not talk about.
I am a man of color, but when I see this kind of violence, I feel like I’m not being listened to.
It is so incredibly offensive and horrifying that we see this.
When Joe wrote the blog, he felt he needed to make a point.
As a black American man, I am often left out of discussions of systemic racism.
This is something that black men have to contend with, because we are the only race that is still treated as a second class citizen in the US.
When a white man is killed by black men, the focus is usually on the racism that led to the killing.
However, black people are also disproportionately affected when we live in a society where we have a lack of access to healthcare.
Black people have higher rates of being homeless than their white counterparts, and more than 50 percent of black men and more women are homeless at some point in their lives.
Black men are more likely to die in a car crash, and they are more than twice as likely to commit suicide, according to a recent study.
This, combined with the lack of healthcare for people of color makes black men feel like they are the most vulnerable, and that they are in a position where they are constantly under attack.
It is not hard to see why Joe and other black men felt that it was important to share their experiences with the world.
This story originally appeared on VICE.