I don't know how to begin this post. It will be short, because I don't want to take attention away from what really matters, right now.
Over the past week, I, like many millions of Americans, watched in horror as George Floyd was slowly and ruthlessly murdered. Before that, Breonna Taylor was shot 8 times while in the safety of her own apartment, as police executed a 'no-knock' search warrant for a suspect who had already been taken into custody. Before that, the video footage of Ahmed Aubrey being gunned down in broad daylight shocked and sickened us all.
We're reached a point in which wide-spread, systemic change is a MUST. We cannot remain silent on this issue any longer. I, as a middle class, white male in America, have been afforded great privileges just by being born a certain gender and with a lighter skin color. I believe it is my moral and ethical responsibility to use the privilege and platform I've been given to fight for change and do all that I can to give a voice to the voiceless. Through love, unity, acceptance, and determination, we CAN make this country a better place. For ALL Americans.
I encourage you to stand with oppressed communities, unify in solidarity with those who haven't been heard, and DEMAND justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Aubrey, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and the litany of others who have fallen victim to cruel and unethical police brutality.
Black Lives Matter. Black Trauma Matters. Black Voices Matter.
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