WHITE SILENCE IS VIOLENCE #BlackLivesMatter

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WHITE SILENCE IS VIOLENCE

 

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This meme was created by a white person, in solidarity with all of our Black and other non-white family who are suffering around the world in ways I cannot imagine because of my white privilege.

Together, we can overcome the injustice of white
capitalist hetero-patriarchy, AKA the 1%.

#BlackLivesMatter

Here is some excellent advice for confronting racism posted by Uditi Sen, an assistant professor of South Asian studies and history at Hampshire College.

“Some tips on dealing with being a spectator. NEVER engage the perpetrator. He (and it is usually he) is looking for confrontation. Instead speak to the person he is abusing. Say hello. Introduce yourself. Shake his or her hand. And just stand with them. Keep talking. About anything. Weather. Bus schedules. Football. This kind of bullying never works against a group of people having a conversation. Usually a single person travelling or a mom with a kid or maximum, two women are targeted. Form a group of people with and around them if you can. Don’t tell them they are not alone. Just don’t let them be alone. I speak from experience. Once, I encountered a young girl wearing a hijab being abused as a terrorist by a drunk man on a train. I just went and sat beside her and started a conversation with her. After a while, the dude lost interest. I had a lovely chat with a young student from Qatar. She wanted to study literature while her dad was only prepared to pay for engineering or commerce as he wanted her to join the family business. It helped her feel safe and it expanded my horizons.”

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3 thoughts on “WHITE SILENCE IS VIOLENCE #BlackLivesMatter

  1. But the white people love to say they have black friends but where are you guys at do you guys see what’s going on in the USA and what’s been going on in the USA to blacks for centuries don’t be silent about the treatment of blacks in the USA

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    1. That’s why I made the meme…to remind us privileged white people of the responsibility we bear to speak out and act out in defence of our non white family, worldwide. Together we can overcome. ONLY together.

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  2. The real truth is that blacks in America commit violent crimes, including homicide, at astounding rates compared to everyone else. For the last quarter century blacks have committed over half the homicides in the U.S. though they are less than 15% of the population (and of that 15% the vast majority are black males, about 6% of the population). Ditto for violent crimes like armed robbery, etc.

    According to a recent study by the Dept. of Justice something like 40% of cop killers are black. According to the same study a black police office is 3.3 times more like to fire his gun at a black than a white police officer (probably because a lot of white officers are constrained by fear of being prosecuted despite a mountain of evidence the black perp was responsible).

    The fact is that blacks have been living on the Democratic Plantation for a long time, faithfully harvesting votes instead of cotton and your masters, some black and some white in the race blame game, don’t give a damn what happens to you as long as you bring in the votes.

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