Silence is Violence + Resources & Ways to Help with the Black Lives Matter Movement


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This is the fight. It’s about fighting systemised racism and the gross HATRED of Black folx. So many people are either celebrating their allyship in order to compensate from the unapologetic brutalisation and murder of Black people, or they are bitching about the chaos and whining about feeling pressured into doing something they don’t want to or they’re more concerned over property than HUMAN LIVES.

No one is pressuring you to give a fuck. No one is forcing you to participate in the fight against injustice. However, the mere fact that you feel so pressured and so cornered when people are rising up and asking for help, asking for support in a revolution that is the core of human rights and equality says a whole damn lot about your privilege and your stance with relation to Black lives and Black trauma, and it’s a goddamn fucking shame.

Rather than stand silently in a corner and just observing what is happening around you, watching innocent people and peaceful protestors getting beaten and killed for voicing their vehement outrage at mass genocide at the hands of police officers across the nation, you should LISTEN. LISTEN to what Black people have had to endure just to fucking EXIST. Hundreds of years of complete and total abuse and slaughter, incomprehensible levels of dehumanisation and discrimination. Try to understand why this is such a huge fucking deal and how much it does affect you. Whether you stay silent or join the cause, it does affect you.

Now is the time to stand shoulder to shoulder with Black folx and to fight WITH them. Shut down ALL racism against Black people when you see it and hear it, no matter if it’s among friends, families, partners, colleagues, bosses—whomever. Shut that shit down and make a stand. The chaos doesn’t stem from protesting. It stems from the systemic and societal ACCEPTANCE OF THE GENOCIDE OF BLACK FOLX!! From NORMALISING HATRED AND PERPETUATING VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK FOLX!! From allowing the agenda of anti-Blackness to permeate every fucking inch of our beliefs, our schools, our workplaces, our relationships—EVERY inch of our very existences. This isn’t about inciting race wars. It’s about fucking ENDING one. Wake the fuck up!!

And if you aren’t doing anything, if you’re just sitting there silentlyno matter the reasonand watching as Black bodies pile up and burn around you for simply being Black and being alive, then you are a voice for the oppressor. You are an accomplice in the disgusting subjugation of Black folx. You are the reason the status quo celebrates White supremacy while villainising Black lives. And I don’t want any part of that.

If you can’t support the movement and do whatever you can to help the Black Lives Matter movement and fight social injustice in a country that is supposedly built on equality and the freedom to exist peacefully, then unfollow me. It’s that simple. Because I’m never going to stop fighting and I’m never going to be silent, and there is no room for folx who are complacent in mass genocide on this space.

In the words of Martin Luther King Jr.:

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


Ways That You Can Help:


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Reading Resources on Anti-Racism, White Supremacy, & Systemic Anti-Blackness:


BLACK LIVES MATTER!

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

BLACK LIVES MATTER!

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!

BLACK LIVES MATTER!


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