I want to tell a story.
I want to give the protagonist a beginning, middle, and an end.
I want them to enjoy childhood, go to school, fall in love, work, and find a passion.
I want them to encounter a problem.
Learn from it.
I want there to be supporting characters that challenge, love, and nurture my protagonist.
I want my readers to see the human in the protagonist’s flaws.
I want the story to have the resolution that stories have.
But what if my protagonist is black?
How do I tell that story?
We are being killed before I can finish my sentences.