I’m white and I’m scared.
You might read that statement and jump to the conclusion that I’m nervous about my whiteness getting “discriminated” against or some such bullshit. I understand the assumption – there’s a lot of that about – but it’s just that: bullshit.
I’m not scared of black people fighting for their rights, I’m scared for them. So many lives are being lost and it’s all because fucking white people don’t like skin coming in any other fucking colour?! Is that any reason to murder people? What the fuck is wrong with the cops? THEY are who I’m scared of. The government is who I fear.
I’m white and I’m angry.
This should not be happening. Solidarity with my black and brown brothers and sisters. I’m so sorry you’re being hunted.
If you’re reading this and are as scared and angry and sorry as I am about the injustice that’s going on right now, and has been going on for
decades centuries already, here’s three things you can do:
- Listen: Watch this video of a poem by Anesu Mtowa, to get a black perspective on what’s happening.
- Educate Yourself: Check out this Twitter thread containing videos of protests that the media aren’t showing. Black and brown people not looting, or destroying anything, but peacefully! standing their ground. In a lot of cases, fires are being started and windows are being smashed by racists so that the black protesters are blamed.
- Make Your Mark: Here is a Twitter thread of relevant petitions you can sign, demanding justice for a number of black people killed/threatened/abused and/or wrongly jailed by police.