I’ve been thinking about whether or not to write anything about this, because it feels sort of silly as a white person–on the other hand, it seems worse to let it go.
A blogger in a Facebook group recently encouraged the rest of us to use our voices for activism and I couldn’t agree more.
This issue is controversial and my friends vary between BLM sympathizers and opposers. While the death of the cops in Dallas saddened me, I am more saddened by the hundreds of innocent young men and women who have been beaten up or killed while doing nothing to provoke it.
I don’t want to add a lot of opinion, we know it’s sad and wrong. What I do want to do is tell you I wrote to my government officials–mayor and senators, asking for better laws and accountability for police practices. I’d like to encourage you to do the same.
It’s a small contribution, but it’s something.
There are a number of other ways to help end violence against underprivileged people. I thought Teen Vogue did an awesome job of detailing it in this article.