What does it mean to be heard in America? To be heard you have to be a leader, to be a leader you have to step out of your comfort zone and be the bigger person. Stand up for the people who can’t express their feelings. However, being heard can get you in trouble. People who don’t agree will do anything in their ability to stop you from being heard. Especially if your black, your life can be in danger but that’s where courage comes in because now your risking your life to help others. Your putting your life in other people’s hands.