I know, some of you reading may be wondering about where this post fits into the overall vibe of this site. I will explain it more in the About section once I get it up – but, I basically post things that I think are “dope” here. And I think people standing up against sources of suffering (government-coordinated or not) is dope. Plus, this is a very current event – and I like to cover those every now and then.
That said, this video kind of summarizes everything about last week’s protest that I showed you in those pictures – plus some.
Considering how many of my Brown friends supported me through a lot of BLM moments, I can’t turn a blind eye to something that’s affecting them and their families. I hope that by actively being there, and by sharing some of the things you see in this post – they know I’m with them and theirs.
And I’m not the only “non-Brown” person who feels this way.
The story of this struggle (once you get a little more familiar with the hardships of it) is resonating across racial groups. Here’s a popular shot circulating online from Cali (source unknown).
Even Canada is choosing a side on this one… CANADA!
Far too many times, we don’t care about things that aren’t happening to “us” or “our people” – but we’re all a part of one humanity. I think that when we acknowledge that and “someone else’s” problem is actually treated with the same empathy as “my problem” and seen as “our problem” – the world will be a much better place.
In the end… When all is said and done… Some things, yes – you sit by on the sidelines and watch happen. That is your right. But others? Well, for others – you shut down the Bay Bridge and make sure the world sees you.