On May 25, 2020, George Floyd a black man was murdered by police in Minneapolis, MN. Someone caught it on their phone and we as a nation watched a man murdered right before our eyes in public. Horrifying doesn’t cover it.
From this despicable act, protests have taken place all over the country and rightly so. I refuse to tell people who have been systematically repressed, subjugated to violence, and othered because of the color of their skin what’s the “right” way to protest. They are fed the fuck up and as white people who want to change this, we must educate ourselves and do better.
I am a white cis-gendered heterosexual woman. I benefit from the racism that is baked into our society and country. There is much I’m learning about the history of our country that isn’t taught in public schools. I’m learning about and addressing my own baked-in racism and how I benefit from society as it currently stands. I do this so that I can be a better ally.
For those of you who want to be better allies, consider this a resource center of information to educate yourself.
Lastly, watch this YouTube video. I’ll let the video speak for itself.