Man, I can't believe how many old, seemingly forgotten things are returning this week! Jurassic Park. Star Wars. Institutional racism.
If you agree with the grand jury's biased decision, please unwatch me. If you agree that the KKK are "peaceful protesters", please unwatch me. If you are neutral on this civil rights revolution, please unwatch me. If you support Darren Wilson, please unwatch me.
9/12 jurors were white. 9/12 is the amount needed for a majority decision. All 3 black jurors voted in favor of indicting Darren Wilson.
You don't have to be black. You don't have to be a woman. You don't have to be LGBPTQA+. If we don't protect each other, who will protect you when we've all been killed by oppression?
This is as much of a civil rights matter as it is a racial matter.
If you are white, your job is to look, to listen, and to amplify the voices of people of color. This is not about you. This is not about your experiences and your view of this situation.
As white people, we are in no way able to comprehensively understand the vast scope and impact of institutionalized racism. We have a tremendous amount of privilege, and we need to use that privilege to amplify the voices of those who are actively being silenced.
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -Desmond Tutu
THERE IS NEVER A REASON TO SHOOT AN UNARMED PERSON SIX TIMES.
JIM CROW IS ALIVE AND WELL AND WE REFUSE TO BEAR WITNESS.
NO ONE CAN SURVIVE IN AMERIKKKA.