Being a young African-American male has it's many stereotypes. Through my day to day I wonder about what other people see when they look at me. What do they label me as? And why do they label me at all? This "helmet" protects me from these labels, and at the same time makes me vulnerable. I am now uncomfortable in my own skin, and I'm scared to even let go of the facade. There is no escaping it. This is my suffering.