As a registered nurse in Austin Texas Anna Maria Ruiz works in intensive care.
Anna had the following to say:
"This message is important to me because as a health care worker, I do not get the luxury of bias. Law enforcement should be held to the same standard. We are given these trusted positions and owe it to our communities to protect them, Regardless of color, creed, background, orientation, gender identity and so forth. In the eyes of a nurse, one patients life is equivalent to the next. This should be matched by the justice system. It pains me That in scrubs, I’m highly respected and appreciated, but on the street Im deemed as lesser. I shouldn’t live in two different worlds divided by my uniform. And neither should any other black professional! We are all parts of this community. We make America what it is. And this is our home too."