Dear President: 'This is Nigga Neurosis'

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Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VerySmartBrothas (VSB), a columnist for GQ.com, and a professional Black person

Damon Young, editor-in-chief of the website Very Smart Brothas, describes his #DearPresident essay about living with a condition he calls "Nigga Neurosis" — the perpetual state of wondering if, and how, racism is involved in certain experiences.

This is part of our Dear President: What You Need to Know About Race, a week of conversations and first-person radio essays exploring a broad range of personal truths about being Black in America to help set a new agenda for racial equality.