Black Lives Matter.
We can all take important steps to unlearn racial bias and do necessary work to educate ourselves to move towards becoming anti-racist.
I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice about it…
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper).
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and AtatianaJefferson).
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CD’s (#AltonSterling).
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland).
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile).
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones).
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford) .
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher).
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott).
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover).
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese).
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans).
I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood).
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo).
I can run (#WalterScott).
I can breathe (#EricGarner).
I can live (#FreddieGray).
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED. (#GeorgeFloyd)
White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today.
*I copied and pasted this…please do the same.
#georgefloyd #briannataylor?? #ahmaudarbery?? #travonmartin
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For those of you who are sticking with me -I love you -I see you -I appreciate you -thanks for accepting me and supporting me. Im grateful to you for staying in the terribly hard but necessary conversation about racial injustice in our country. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
And this is why I am so proud to be on ‘The Society’ and work for #netflix
Statements by corporations like netflix can foster real change.