Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter.
PS I know this is my first political thing ever on here, but I need to use my voice. Peaceful protests are being met with violence. It’s disgusting. At my core, I’ve always believed in this: Love is love. Black lives matter. All lives matter. I stand with everyone. I stand for equality.
PSS I’ve seen that the saying “All lives matter” is met with anger online and I get it, but that doesn’t change my belief. When I say all lives matter, I mean all suppressed and innocent lives. I mean everyone that faces hatred. It’s not my intention to harm anyone, or take away from what’s happening now in America, by saying “All lives matter” but it does to me. I’m a South African that has seen racism destroy so much. I’ve learned about our history with the blacks, but I’ve also seen the brutal murders against the whites. #stopfarmmurders Nothing can change if met under violence. I hope that one day we can live in a world where you can be who you want to be, and love who you love. I hope that everyone can be loved and celebrated for the goodness inside of them, instead of what’s on the outside. All lives matter, everywhere.
If you’re like me, you’ve been disgusted, scared, enraged and so much more by what you’ve been seeing online. America needs our help. There are so many ways we can show our support and help amplify those voices that have been silenced for way too long. You can sign petitions, donate, share information, and spread awareness. On social media, you can boost BLM content by liking, commenting (can be a copy and paste comment), share (copy link for TikTok) so the algorithm will recommend it to more.
This Google Document has everything you could possibly need to know to help from point A to point Z and then some. If you’re not able to protest or donate, please take the time to sign as many petitions and share as many BLM content as you can.