We can’t have the resigned sort of reaction to news headlines. Because they aren’t just headlines. They are real people, real families, real communities suffering. Fearful. Living in a land of “the free”. How can we be proud of this country when a group of people are dying? How can we be proud of a country that hasn’t progressed since our independence, since everyone was deemed “free”, told that they have equal rights?
I know me just saying these words doesn’t effect the world, but it needs to be said. It needs to be shouted. By everyone. Because when you don’t say anything you are choosing the side of ignorance and indifference.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.