hello everyone. i’m sorry for being inactive in recent days. today my post is addressing something critical. a few days ago, a black man named George Floyd was unjustly murdered by police. he said multiple times that he could not breathe, and his pleas were ignored by the police officers.
this and other extremely unjust killings of black people by cops has sparked (just) rage. black individuals are angry that their pleas and voices have gone unheard for so long.
i will never understand what these people are going through, but i just wanted to say:
as a white person, i recognize my privilege. i recognize the fact that i will never be shot for jogging, (Ahmaud Arbery) that i can relax in my home, (Breonna Taylor) can play with a toy gun, (Tamir Rice) can walk home with a bag of Skittles, (Treyvon Martin) and countless more. i recognize that things need to change. and i apologize, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, at what black individuals are going through. it hurts me
i know that i will never understand the struggle of being black in america. i recognize my privilege, and i speak for many when i say that we need change. if you are black, you are a human too. to my black viewers: you deserve equal opportunities to white people. you deserve to be treated like humans, and you deserve rights. the fact that people discriminate based on something as small and unimportant as skin color is mind-boggling and heartbreaking.
below is a link that contains many resources about the #blacklivesmatter movement. i suggest clicking it, it’s very helpful!
the above link contains petitions that you can sign, resources to help educate yourself on white privilege, donation links, and much more!
if you can’t donate but really want to help, there’s actually a way to donate through youtube ad revenue. a black woman named zoe amira posted an hour long video of black music and art. this video has many, many ads. the ad revenue from these ads is all donated to #blacklivesmatter organizations. if you don’t skip the ads and just watch the video while doing something else, you are essentially donating to all these amazing organizations that strive for equality.
link (please watch on youtube!!!):
thank you all for reading. in my next post, i’ll include more resources!
don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com if you want to talk, i understand that these times are hard for some.
i love you all. and remember, black. lives. matter. ❤