Details on Atlanta’s Monday protest! Follow @BiggerThanUATL on twitter for updates.
In response to all thats *still* happening in Ferguson, MO, there’s a peaceful protest being held in Atlanta tomorrow afternoon. (As of yesterday, Ferguson has been essentially under martial law for a *week*.)
I urge as many of my Atlanta friends as possible to get down there.
This has to stop! Treating people as though their sub-human just because you’re in a position of authority and/or just because they’re black is UNACCEPTABLE!
Racism isn’t dead. But we can start to take it down by standing up and telling the nation as a whole that we as a people will not accept this!
Silence and inaction only perpetuates the problem!
STOP letting racists think that you approve of their actions by silently watching what they do and letting things happen without proper retribution!
If you aren’t fighting for change, then you’re approving, by inaction, the current status quo.
The fact that I’m white shouldn’t be what determines my safety in the United States. ‘All Men Are Created Equal’ shouldn’t mean ‘…provided they’re middle-class white men’. But that’s what it means right now, and the continued silence of the nation means that we have given up what it means to be American. We have sacrificed our rights for the sake of safety - and that safety isn’t even being ensured anymore. They’re killing children! They’re murdering boys based on the color of their skin! THAT IS NOT OKAY.
BE PART OF THE CHANGE.