I caught my reflection in the water not moving how I moved. Not staring back at me. Or doing what I do.
Positive black male? What about a positive asian male or positive white male, or a positive heterosexual male…. Wait a minute, no one really says that. You know why? Because it is redundant. Positive black males are perceived to be this rare species. Either that or an oxymoron in this society. But contrary to popular belief, I am not an anomaly and I can and will not act like I am one.

— Jarrel Phillips