Usually, I am not one to vocalize my hurt or pain. 
We all have various responsibilities and like to remain incredibly professional but it has become impossible to ignore. Impossible to choke down and cover up with a smile. Impossible to fake it when we are hurting.
 
There is a long list of names (with the latest victim being George Floyd) of black men and women who have been killed based on the actions of the opposite race abusing their power or privilege. Police officers are taught to 'shoot to kill' if they feel threatened or their life is in danger, but as an African American, being pulled over for what should be a simple traffic stop - We fear for our lives. We feel threatened based on the patterns, but we are expected to be obedient, respectful, show our hands, don't resist... Even when we can't breathe.
 
In real estate, the Department of State requires that we uphold certain things and follow their articles and laws so they implement Fair Housing and expect us to treat everyone fairly. Many real estate agencies across the country comply and reinforce these laws meant to protect individuals from housing discrimination. The Fair Housing Notice says "It is unlawful to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics, which include, but are not limited to: race, creed, color, national origin...", yet some who reinforce & comply with this, still find it difficult to support it if it has nothing to do with real estate. Racism should have no home here in America, but it's been living here for years. Time to evict.
 
We need justice. Justice for those mentioned below and the countless others I could never fit on this newsletter. Police brutality, blatant racism, racial injustice & inequality must end. The 'Amy Coopers' of this world, who understand the "temperature" in America and wield around their white privilege with the intent to hurt another person based on their race, must stop and they need to be held accountable. Enough is enough. We're tired. Tired of the hashtags. Tired of the hurt. We need time to heal. Our pain can't be ignored and then we're told how loud to cry.
 
I pray for the state of this world. To those of you who aren't black, but have taken a stance against racism, have spoken out about it and truly support us... I respect and appreciate you. Thank you. To those who have been silent, you are part of the problem. There are steps you can take to be part of the solution. It isn't too late. Finally, to my brothers and sisters, I share your pain. I know we are exhausted from this fight, but let's never get too tired to stand up for what is right. We will rise from this. 
 
God bless you all. #SayTheirNames
Gabby G. Mourns In NYC
Silence is a huge part of the problem
It's time to speak up and take a stand against racism
Usually, I am not one to vocalize my hurt or pain. 
We all have various responsibilities and like to remain incredibly professional but it has become impossible to ignore. Impossible to choke down and cover up with a smile. Impossible to fake it when we are hurting.
 
There is a long list of names (with the latest victim being George Floyd) of black men and women who have been killed based on the actions of the opposite race abusing their power or privilege. Police officers are taught to 'shoot to kill' if they feel threatened or their life is in danger, but as an African American, being pulled over for what should be a simple traffic stop - We fear for our lives. We feel threatened based on the patterns, but we are expected to be obedient, respectful, show our hands, don't resist... Even when we can't breathe.
 
In real estate, the Department of State requires that we uphold certain things and follow their articles and laws so they implement Fair Housing and expect us to treat everyone fairly. Many real estate agencies across the country comply and reinforce these laws meant to protect individuals from housing discrimination. The Fair Housing Notice says "It is unlawful to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics, which include, but are not limited to: race, creed, color, national origin...", yet some who reinforce & comply with this, still find it difficult to support it if it has nothing to do with real estate. Racism should have no home here in America, but it's been living here for years. Time to evict.
 
We need justice. Justice for those mentioned below and the countless others I could never fit on this newsletter. Police brutality, blatant racism, racial injustice & inequality must end. The 'Amy Coopers' of this world, who understand the "temperature" in America and wield around their white privilege with the intent to hurt another person based on their race, must stop and they need to be held accountable. Enough is enough. We're tired. Tired of the hashtags. Tired of the hurt. We need time to heal. Our pain can't be ignored and then we're told how loud to cry.
 
I pray for the state of this world. To those of you who aren't black, but have taken a stance against racism, have spoken out about it and truly support us... I respect and appreciate you. Thank you. To those who have been silent, you are part of the problem. There are steps you can take to be part of the solution. It isn't too late. Finally, to my brothers and sisters, I share your pain. I know we are exhausted from this fight, but let's never get too tired to stand up for what is right. We will rise from this. 
 
God bless you all. #SayTheirNames

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#GeorgeFloyd
46 year old black man killed when 3 white officers pinned him to the ground with their knees, after suspecting him of using a counterfeit $20 bill. Left with a knee pressed into his neck for over 8 minutes (as he gasped for air and cried out that he couldn't breathe at least 16 times) until he was unresponsive and later pronounced dead when paramedics took him to the hospital.

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#AhmaudArbery
25 year old unarmed black man chased and murdered while jogging in his neighborhood by 2 armed white men who thought he looked like someone who they suspected of break-ins in the neighborhood.

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#SandraBland
28 year old black woman arrested for not using her turn signal. During a traffic stop, she was forced out of her car by a white officer, tasered, had her head slammed into the ground, was taken into custody. Later to be found hanged in a jail cell.

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#FreddieGrayJr.
25 year old black man killed for carrying a knife. White officers placed him in a van, giving him a rough ride, where they drive erratically while the detained has no seat belt. He broke his legs and was put into a coma. He died of a spinal injury.

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#TrayvonMartin
17 year old black teenager fatally shot by a white volunteer neighborhood watchman for looking "suspicious". He had come back from buying skittles and Arizona drink and had his hoodie on.

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#BreonnaTaylor
26 year old black woman fatally shot by white officers who entered her apartment while serving a "no-knock warrant". She was shot 8 times.

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#AtatianaJefferson
28 year old black woman killed after playing video games in her home. A white officer had not identified himself, yelled for her to put her hands up and started shooting.

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#EricGarner
43 year old black man killed by being placed onto a chokehold (by a white officer) which triggered a "lethal cascade" of events, ending in a fatal asthma attack, as he cried out "I can't breathe."

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Gabrielle A. Gilbert
Gabrielle A. Gilbert
Lic. as Gabrielle Amanda Gilbert
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
212.505.2808 (C)  |  212.683.8300 (O)
GGILBERT@corcoran.com
Member of the Real Estate Board of NY-2019
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