Days With DeBois readers, I want to formally apologize for not posting a blog post in a few weeks. With everything that has been going on, I’ve decided to take the time stop making my content and educate myself about the issues that our society is currently dealing with. I felt that creating content that isn’t directly about the issues is just wrong. I still feel that way, but I do not want this blog to die because I am passionate about it. Also, this is a critical movement in my lifetime, and I want to figure out how I can journey my ally-ship without taking away from the movement. At the end of every blog post, I will post links to how everyone can remain educated, places to donate to, and how to stay involved in this cause. This movement isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon and we’re in the first half-mile of it right now.
With that in mind, I did post something on my Facebook. It is public, so everyone can read it and access the links that are listed. Basically, for a summary of it. I talk about everything I’ve learned so far about oppression impacts Black People. I point out how oppression impacts the criminal system and the education system. Pointing out several problems that oppression has created. Before I write a follow up of solutions to the problems I pointed out in the post, I am going to spend a long time educating myself on possible solutions. I am going to deep research and educate myself on the particular issues that I mentioned in that post. My personal deadline is by the end of the summer, but I do not know what I can realistically do because I want to make sure the best and most realistic way possible. I might do separate posts about it to give each of the solutions the respect and space they deserve. This is just the start of my journey as an ally, it is far from over. That is my game plan for the summer.
I wanted to keep this blog post short and simple. I think it is important that I use this platform and my privilege to help spread awareness and knowledge on these issues.
LINKS Things I’ve Read This Week:
- On Defunding the police
⁃ CNN Article: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/videos/us/2020/06/09/tsr-todd-defunding-the-police-explained-vpx.cnn
- Digital Blackface
⁃ An in depth look at it from Teen Vogue: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.teenvogue.com/story/digital-blackface-reaction-gifs/amp
- Time Article:
Way to Stay Involved: www.blacklivesmatter.carrd.co
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