How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America - “Echo: Mychal, Darnell, Kiese, Kai, and Marlon” Summary & Analysis

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The essay is made up of a set of letters. The first is from someone named Mychal Smith, who recalls finally coming to the conclusion that he was a man when he stopped worrying and began living. When he began living, his father also began telling him that he loved him. The next letter is a response to Mychal, writing by Darnell Moore. Darnell recalls the times that he tried to end his life, even though he had a master’s in counseling. During this time, he wondered if God loved him, because he thought that he would burn in Hell for being homosexual. He then declares that he is revolutionary because he is a black man who decided to live. He also states that if God should condemn anything, it should be social death.

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