~izzy

Black Lives Matter

Published on Saturday, May 30, 2020 by izzy

Black lives matter.

Say their names. Support the protestors.

We must not sit idly by while injustice continues to take the lives and livelihoods of black Americans. To not act is to condone this violence, to condone the systemic oppression that has denied people of color equality since the fouding of this nation.

90% of pedestrians stopped by police are black or latinx. Black people are five times more likely to be injured by police and twice as likely to die than white people. All of this is exacerbated by a pandemic during which black men are treated with suspicion for wearing masks. A pandemic that is killing black people six times more than white people.

The cop who murdered George Floyd was arrested on charges of third degree murder. The police arrested members of the media covering the protests before arresting a man who was filmed pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck for nine minutes. Charges only of third degree murder, murder "without the intent to effect the death of any person".

What are you doing?

Tony McDade, May 27, 2020. 38 years old.
George Floyd, May 25, 2020. 46 years old.
Robert Johnson Jr. May 16, 2020. 29 years old.
Sean Reed, May 6, 2020. 21 years old.
Breonna Taylor, March 13, 2020. 26 years old
Ahmaud Arbery, February 23, 2020. 25 years old
Atatiana Jefferson, October 12, 2019. 28 years old.
Bothem Jean, September 6, 2018. 26 years old.
Stephon Clark, May 18, 2018. 23 years old.
Jordan Edwards, April 29, 2017. 15 years old.
Kieth Scott, September 20, 2016. 43 years old.
Terence Crutcher, September 16, 2016. 40 years old.
Korryn Gaines, August 1, 2016. 23 years old.
Philando Castille, July 6, 2016. 32 years old.
Alton Sterling, July 5, 2016. 37 years old.
Jamar Clark, November 15, 2015. 24 years old.
Corey Jones, October 18, 2015. 31 years old.
Samuel DuBose, July 19 2015. 43 years old.
Sandra Bland, July 13, 2015. 28 years old.
Freddie Gray, April 12, 2015. 25 years old.
Walter Scott, April 4, 2015. 50 years old.
Antonio Martin, December 23, 2014. 18 years old.
Tamir Rice, November 22, 2014. 12 years old.
Akai Gurley, November 20, 2014. 28 years old.
Mike Brown, August 9, 2014. 18 years old.
Eric Garner, July 17, 2014. 43 years old.
Rekia Boyd, March 21, 2012. 22 years old.
Trayvon Martin, February 26, 2012. 17 years old.
Aiyana Jones, May 16, 2010. 7 years old.
Oscar Grant, January 1, 2009. 22 years old.
Sean Bell, November 25, 2006. 23 years old.
Amadou Diallo, February 4, 1999. 23 years old.
Claude Reese, September 15, 1974. 14 years old.
Emmett Till, August 28, 1955. 14 years old.

Support George Floyd's family

Support Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor's boyfriend

Support Ahmaud Arbery's mother

Support the Black Visions Collective in Minneapolis

Help protestors in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, or nationwide.

Join a protest, if you can do so safely.

No justice, no peace.