“[It was] about my own sanity and my ability to feel like I’m living a life where … I’m happy when I wake up in the morning, and not with this freakin’ boulder on my chest,” he told the paper.
“I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been transparent in that way.”
“People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American.”
The Guardian will publish the entire interview on Saturday, July 21st. Read the rest of their preview here.
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