What’s going on right now in the world with #blacklivesmatter & #justiceforgeorgefloyd, I understand that celebraties are going to talk about it. I understand that they are going to support the movement. But please, don’t make it about them speaking up. It’s really nice that they use their platforms for a good cause, can’t deny that. But don’t forget what this is about — don’t forget the cause.
Remember their names, SAY THEIR NAMES. SPEAK UP! I am not black, but I hear you and I stand with you. You were there for us Hispanics when we needed it. Now, you need more voices to speak and shout with you, for all of your struggles and tragedies that shouldn’t happen — that you shouldn’t witness. Just know that I stand next to you, I will join you. Your fight is my fight — not because you stood beside us, but because this has been going far too long. No one should fear for their life’s. No one should feel threatened because of their skin color.
It’s time for a change.
I saw this sign that someone did and it said:
WHITE PRIVELDGE means I can do the following WITHOUT the fear of being harmed or killed
I can go jogging… Ahmaud Arbery couldn’t.
I can be detained by the police… George Floyd couldn’t.
I can go birding… Christian Cooper couldn’t.
I can relax at home… Breanna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson & Kathryn Johnson couldn’t.
I can have a mental health crisis… Anthony Hill couldn’t.
I can defend my girlfriend from armed intruders… Kevin Davis couldn’t.
I can run (unarmed) from a cop… Walter Scott couldn’t.
I can play loud music… Jordan David couldn’t.
I can ask help from a stranger… Renisha McBride couldn’t.￼￼
I can play with a toy gun… Tamir Rice couldn’t.
I can lawfully carry a weapon… Philando Castile couldn’t.
I can get a traffic ticket… Sandra Bland couldn’t.
I can walk home with skittles… Trayvon Martin couldn’t.
I can party on New Year’s Eve… Oscar Grant couldn’t.
I can go to church… The Charleston 9 couldn’t.
I can shop at Walmart… John Crawford couldn’t.
I can sell CDs… Alton Sterling couldn’t.
I can owe a fine… Nicholas Thomas couldn’t.
I can take out my wallet Amadou Diallo couldn’t.
I can breath… Eric Garner & George Floyd couldn’t.