to all the people for sending me lovely msgs because of my blog yesterday. Racism and Transphobia is an on-going issue and that saddens me because it shouldn't because people shouldn't be judged on their ethnicity or who they're and I'm happy more people are speaking up against it and that's captivating for me to have so many supportive people.
I know Tengaged isn't really the biggest platform to talk about this, but I don't have any Twitter followers and I feel like on Reddit my posts will get drowned out so I think this is the best place to share. My white privilege has allowed me to ignore these issues in the past but I have been educating myself and also taking classes on race in America and all of the issues that have been caused/are caused by systemic and externalized racism in America.
A few years ago I made a bunch of stupid, racist blogs supporting a dumb bitch of a reality TV contestant to try and be funny, but at the time my stupidity and white ignorance got in the way of being a decent human being. If anybody from the website from then and is still around and is willing to hear out my apology, I'm sorry. There are no excuses for racism of any kind and I am ashamed of myself and sorry to the people I hurt.
Racism did not end when MLK had a dream and it did not end when Obama became president contrary to what some may think. The fight for #BLM is still ongoing in the US and while everyone might have stopped blogging on Tengaged about it, the news and social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, etc. are all still talking about it. Here is a website from a couple of days ago that have a bunch of reputable links to causes/charities/donation fundraisers to support people of color. As POC and allies of POC if you have money to donate (which I understand most of you might not due to being underage or having to pay stuff like bills), think about supporting good causes. Plus the more vocal we are, the more change is likely to happen to support POC in America. Right now a lot of people are uncomfortable going to protests (myself included) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the least we can do is bring more awareness to the issues that POC face by the US population and police.
Also a side note, if you are willing to learn more about the topic PLEASE sit down and watch 13th by Ava Duvernay on Netflix. It is a really good documentary that talks about how our prison system here in America has become a race war and it will shed some light on why POC feel like they can't trust police (and rightfully so).
(The article was made a couple of days ago, and there are links to victim funds, police reform funds, community fundraisers, etc. Remember to always do your research though even if it is on a reputable website to make sure your money is going to a good place.)
If you are detained by the police, remember:
1: You have the right to remain silent.
2: You have the right to legal counsel.
Do not resist arrest. When arrested, we recommend you yell out your First and Last Name and Date of Birth, so that your information can be passed along to organizations that pay bail for detained peaceful protesters.
If you feel your rights have been violated by the police:
Contact the ACLU: 713-942-8146
Remember, you have the right to record all interactions with the police, and, it is in your best interest to do so! Also, make sure when dealing with police, put your hands up to ensure your safety.
Your protest matters. Dr. King’s words resonate today: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
fr y'all idc if you're white, black, red, blue, or purple; NOBODY should be discriminated because of the color of their skin. The fact that some people have the audacity to do this to black people is honestly disgusting and needs to stop immediately. The best thing to do is to change our ways to be open to everyone regardless of the color of their skin.
Spread the word. Be the change. Strive for equality.
Just because you post #BlackLivesMatter in a stars poll, DOES not mean that that said person is not contributing to the cause. The people nominated right now 100% could have signed petitions , donated, or protested
Also, Instead of getting angry at people and canceling them from supporting black lives matter, maybe you can direct them to links(such as petitions or go fund mes) so they can support the cause.
For my philosophy fans. With all things going on in the world right now, this one feels too fitting.
Anyways, here it is:
~~ 2020 isnt cancelled. Yeah we have the pandemic of COVID 19. We have #BlackLivesMatter. We have ATTACK of the killer murder hornets. But what if 2020 was meant to make us stronger. 2020 isnt cancelled, but rather the most important year of them all ~~
THAT IS ALL FOR TODAY.
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I came across this Change.org petition on Facebook and I chose to embrace spreading this message. This pandemic of indifference needs to be quelled into silence and diversity needs to be embraced if humanity is going to survive. #blacklivesmatter
p.s.: This is not my petition and I don't often put my name on petitions, but I feel that this is important. Racism is a PANDEMIC and is much, much worse and has been around much longer than any health issue has.