Following what happened in the US, and by ‘what’, we mean, an unarmed black man being knelt on the neck by a police officer to the point of death, it would be inconceivable for our team not to acknowledge the gravity of the situation and play our part. More, more, more needs to be done and, if much like us, you don’t know where to start, we are only a click away from a savvy social media community ready to educate us and provide answers. We have turned our attention to social where some wonderful individuals are sharing invaluable resources aimed at educating us all on how to show our support and take a stand – neutrality is not an option. White privilege is real, tangible, we can see it, perceive it, sense it… – if you don’t, we suggest you have a look at what Brittany from itsbritsway shared on her Instagram yesterday. Video below for more information, via @itsbritsway.
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Please watch this video to the end, you may just start to understand ! It is important to understand white privilege so you can understand what it would be like not to have it, to live as someone who is black, only then will you understand society still isn’t equal and be able to stand with minorities to achieve full equality I will share my experience as someone who has a lot of white privilege, hopefully you may then understand that it is 10 x worse for someone darker, if not more ! Video courtesy of Erica Pinto I do not own the right to this music or video #georgefloyd #whiteprivilege #blacklivesmatter✊🏾 #dearwhitepeople #mixedracecouple #mixedracegirls
In the meantime, if you live in the UK, here’s what you can do to share your support, (post via Das. Penman):
As we said, silence and apathy are not an option. For this reason, as a small business, we vow to educate ourselves, donate and, going forward, offer this platform to hold space for the black community to share their stories, showcase their businesses, shape the conversation (please do get in touch if this is of interest). As a result, for the next week we will not be posting further articles on this platform. We hope you, our readers, will join us in donating, educating ourselves and truly reflecting on how we can contrast racism and be compassionate friends, people, business-owners, creators and, most importantly, human beings.
The Squiggles Team X