Making your voice count!

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  1. Tamara on June 5, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    I hope the young people realise now more than ever that they need to reunite and stop killing each other over stupidness and pettiness! There’s way more to life than killing your fellow brother or sister over material things or things that won’t matter to you in 2-3 years time

  2. Tamika on June 5, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I can’t believe this is our reality in 2020. Still fighting to be seen and treated as equal.
    I believe that in my lifetime there will be great changes made but for this to happen we must keep up the momentum of calling out racism. Here in the UK it isn’t as blatant as the US but is seen in many institutions. Stand proud of your skin and always remember that you are much stronger than you know. Your voice should be heard. Reach out to other members of your community, there is limitless support out there. We all want to eradicate racism

  3. Tyler on June 6, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    I posted this on Facebook on Wednesday after having multiple people tell me this week that I am overreacting to George Floyd’s death. “I’m about to get deep and I do not care if it offends you or makes you feel uncomfortable. Those who know me, know that I am passionate about what I believe in and I am usually very outspoken, whether it’s issues with race, gender, sexuality etc. I have taught myself about politics and issues in the world, I have educated members of my family and friends about issues they had no idea about. I have always been told that I overreact to things, more recently, I overreacted to the MURDER of George Floyd. Well my “over reaction” comes from seeing my grandad, my dad, my sister, my uncles and my cousins all be victims of racism. I have seen my mum be victimised for having children with a black man. I myself have been told to “go back to where I came from” whilst I was working because I had to charge somebody for extra avocado on their bagel (which was policy) baring in mind my skin is light. My “over reaction” comes from seeing black people everywhere (and basically anybody who isn’t white) oppressed because of the colour of their skin. Time and time again I feel as though I cannot truly say what I am feeling about a situation as it might offend somebody else, even though it has offended me to begin with. Tonight our house was the only one on our street to take a knee, which could just have been because people haven’t heard about it yet or that they believe it isn’t going to help the situation and usually I wouldn’t post something like this. However, I am no longer going to be quiet about things that upset me and my people..and rightfully so. If you believe that this is just an American issue, you couldn’t be more wrong. If you also believe that all police officers are racist, you could not be further from the truth. RIP George Floyd; we are living through history. 🖤

    Educate yourselves..starting with signing petitions as they are the first step to getting those in charge talking about it, here’s a few:

    https://t.co/0vEdzDqqMO

    https://www.change.org/p/julius-jones-is-innocent-don-t-let-him-be-executed-by-the-state-of-oklahoma

    https://www.change.org/p/prefeitura-do-rio-de-janeiro-justice-for-joāo-pedro

    https://www.change.org/p/us-senate-hands-up-act”

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