"Lubbock Citizens Against Police Brutality" marched downtown Monday. Activists peacefully demonstrated with signs and chants mirroring those around the nation.
Activist Taneisha Correa said just because it doesn't happen to you does not mean it won't even happen to you. She said Lubbock is just as vulnerable to systemic racism as anywhere else.
"It can happen any day of the week," Correa said. "I mean, it's been going on for years. It's not just yesterday, it's not just last month. It's been going on for centuries.
"And the question is: when will it stop?", Correa asked. "When will you look at me as a human being and not the color of my skin? When will you look at me dressed like this and not call me a thug? When will you actually take me seriously? When will you take us seriously? When will you take this matter seriously?"
Correa says she blames outside groups for the violence and property damage, but said buildings and money can be replaced, lives cannot.