Updated: Jul 21, 2020
If there was ever a time to show your alliance then that time is now!
Posted June 6, 2020
Racism is no stranger on American land. However, the most recent police killings and racial antics have stirred up the country in ways that we have not seen since Rodney King’s violent beating by LAPD. Even though the Karen’s of the world still try to keep Jim Crow alive, I can say many millennials, gen-z, and other marginalized groups have stepped forward to protect and advocate for black people. The Black Lives Matter movement has been around since 2013 after the wrongful killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Seven years later many Americans are crowding the streets of their cities in alliance with #BLM in the demand of justice, convictions, and political change. Many people even black people themselves are questioning how they can support and share their solidarity during this time. Well here are some ways:
One of the biggest movements circulating the nation right now are the mass protests that have been occurring daily since last weeks tragedy. Despite the pandemic still being present many protestors have taken to the streets with their masks and hand sanitizer. For them, this fight is bigger than COVID. If your radical side is burning for you to take part in these protests, there are some things you may want to know first.
· WEAR YOUR PPE. Normally this would not be a requirement, but COVID-19 is still present and there is a higher risk factor joining protest with thousands of people present who potentially can be carriers of the virus. Protect yourself by wearing the appropriate PPE and still maintaining healthy hygiene routines. I recommend bringing extra masks, plastic gloves, and hand sanitizer.