People keep asking how they can help. So here are some ways you can help.
- First, please say out loud with me right now, “Black Lives Matter.” Don’t just tweet it, say it out loud where ever you are. Believe it.
- Please do not ask any person of color to do the work for you. That includes putting the onus on them to figure out how you can help.
3. If you are white, talk with your people: your family, your co-workers, your neighbors. It may get uncomfortable, but it is not as uncomfortable as being Black in America. And again, in those spaces, do not put the weight of the work on the people of color. If you hear something along the lines of, “but the protests are so destructive”, point them to the many examples of peaceful protests. Then remind them that peaceful protests have been tried. Colin Kaepernick’s kneel was peaceful. Then, point them to this thread and article which documents many, many, many instances of the police escalating and inciting violence.
4. You can donate to help out at these organizations:
- Minneapolis Freedom FundThey have also listed other organizations to donate to here.
- We Love Lake Street
5. And here is an EXCELLENT list of resources to help support the Minneapolis Protests.
6. You can call Mike Freeman, the DA responsible for bringing charges to the police officers. (612) 348-5550
This is a partial and small list. But if you do any #mathartchallenge do this one. I’d love for you to add any additional suggestions in the comments.
Black Lives Matter.