What are you without racism? Are you any good? Are you still strong? Still smart? Do you still like yourself? ...If you can only be tall because someones on their knees, then you have a serious problem.
- Toni Morrison

I was still processing #AhmaudArbery and now it’s #GeorgeFloyd. Which black man will be next? And next after that? Is there a blueprint for the lessons you teach little black boys and girls on how to react if they are approached by a cop?! Racism in America is unfortunately very real. It takes a toll when you see the same story being told again and again just with different names. Different families experiencing the same tales of their loved ones lost to the hands (and knees) of privileged white men who have no regard for a black life. I hear the pleas of black voices crying out for Justice, for an ear that will listen & leaders who will ACT but to no avail. – By no means do I think all white people are racist, Maxim is clearly a white man and we’ve been together for the better part of 8 years. I don’t hide my blackness from him, I embrace it because I couldn’t be with someone who couldn’t see me for ALL that I am. BUT to the individuals who think lowly of US black people, the ones who pretend to be our friends but don’t show up for us in times like this, the ones who appropriate our culture because they lack their own. It’s long overdue for those people to take an introspective analysis and determine what it is they are really after. Why is it they are so threatened by the Black Race. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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The grievance is REAL. Let’s not allow ourselves to become ignorant to the lessons of the past. Things aren’t getting worse, they’re just getting filmed. My heart is hurting from what’s playing out in the country that I love. So I will not sit in silence, I will speak truth to power & hope that my voice merges with the voices of the millions of people standing up & saying enough is enough as ONE VOICE. I hope you use your voice to drive the change we need to see 🙏🏾

SIGN A PETITION

JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD – Change.org

CHARGE THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS – Change.org

JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD – The Action Pac

JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD – The White House Petition

JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR – Change.org Petition

#JUSTICEFORBRE – Color Of Change Petition

#RUNWITHMAUD – The Action Pac

JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD ARBERY – Change.org Petition

HANDS UP ACT PETITION – Change.org Petition

DONATE

GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL FUND – GoFundMe

DONATION TO AHMAUD’S FAMILY – GoFundMe

BLM DONATION – Act Blue

BLM MINNESOTA AFFILIATE DONATION – Black Visions Collective

MINNESOTA PROTESTOR BAIL FUND – Minnesota Freedom Fund

RECLAIM THE BLOCK DONATION – Every Action

HOMELESS BLACK TRANSWOMEN FUND – GoFundMe

NATIONAL BAIL OUT DONATION – Act Blue

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REGISTER TO VOTE – Vote.org

TEXT JUSTICE TO 668366 | TEXT FLOYD TO 55156 | TEXT RESIST TO 50409 | TEXT ENOUGH TO 55156

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES – House.gov

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