“The president seems to think dominating black people, dominating peaceful protestors is law and order. It's not. He calls them thugs? Who is the thug here? Hiding in a bunker? Hiding behind a suit? Who is the thug?"
I just returned from a candlelight vigil in Queens where hundreds gathered to decry the murder of George Floyd. There were moments of silence and moments of song. Peaceful protests to remember Floyd and other black men and women who have been murdered are a first step. 1/2
We are committed to bringing about positive change and fighting racism. We will stand against injustice. We will stand against silence. We will stand against oppression. We will stand with the Black community. #theshowmustbepaused
Black Sacramento Teen Recovering After Being Shot in the Face with Rubber Bullet
We stand in solidarity with our fellow Chicagoans peacefully rising up to insist on justice and an end to violence against people of color. We know that we all have a part to play in ensuring progress is made and that black lives are safe and valued. #BlackLivesMatter
If this is true, there is something truly evil about leaving piles of bricks the day before Pride starts when the first brick at Stonewall was thrown by a black trans woman. I don’t want to spread misinformation, but be smart and don’t get played.
White people talking to white people. More of this please. If you’re white and you believe yourself not to be racist, yet you don’t talk to your white friends like this or stand up beyond tweets for Black people... you simply aren’t who you think you are.
To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.
George Floyd’s murder is not only an outrage. It is the latest manifestation of a system that callously devalues the lives of Black people. Our struggle is and always has been about justice—not justice on paper, but real justice in the real lives of real people.
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live.