DAY 13: In the three years since this project was first released Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and countless other black males made headlines for all the wrong reasons. These young men were hunted down and killed not because of anything they had done, but because of how they looked, or perhaps more accurately, how their society looked at them. The myth of the black male as a dangerous, criminal creature is so persuasive that even we (black males) have been tricked into believe it. We've been taught just like everyone else, to fear our kind, to see each other not as brothers, but as enemies and easy targets. Day 13's MassQ has many meanings, but one that is most poignant is the symbology of the target. If we as black males are continually looked upon as threats there will forever be a bullseye attached to our very identities. What is needed is a challenge to this mythology, a new way of seeing that takes into account our actual, human experiences instead of the artificial fear's and fancies of society. If Month of the MassQ does nothing else, I hope that it does this, because my very life could be depending on it.