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Solving our problems begins with #ACKNOWLEDGMENT.
EVERY white person that claims they are NOT a part of the problem and wish to make real, lasting social change MUST SHARE these words (or similar) from WILL JOHNSON, a white man acknowledging truth.
There is no excuse for any white person with an online presence not to. Other than, they genuinely don’t share this sentiment. In which case, they are the problem and our enemy. It’s not too much to ask and the least they can do.
Use this MEME and send it to every white person you have contact with and request they use it (or similar) to state their Acknowledgment.
UNFOLLOW/UNFRIEND all white people who do not comply. We must know who our friends are.
#Acknowledgment #TheAcknowledgment #AcknowledgmentNow #AcknowledgeTheTruth #AcknowledgmentHeals #MyAcknowledgment
The past couple days will go down as some of the ugliest, most violent days of police brutality in American history.
People were beaten, battered, and shot in dozens of cities. Many suffer critical injuries. They were non-violent protesters. And they were met with violence, coast to coast.
We’re in a crisis of state violence. We must stand together and protect one another.
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- Minnesota Freedom Fund
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Police are pepper spraying children in the face. Shooting journalists with rubber bullets. Firing paint and tear gas at peaceful residents. Busting car windows. Tasering and arresting people who aren’t even protesting. (If you don’t believe me, you can go look at the videos all over my Instagram feed.)
This is where we are right now. Police across the country have shown just how racist and violent they are.
We can only endure this together, and we must make bold, ambitious demands nationwide to stop this crisis.
Democrats only need FOUR seats to flip the Senate, and we’re now beating FIVE incumbent Republican senators!
- Lindsey Graham (R) is LOSING in South Carolina ⬇ 42%-46%.
- Susan Collins (R) is LOSING in Maine ⬇ 43%-47%.
- Martha McSally (R) is LOSING in Arizona ⬇ 42%-47%.
- Thom Tillis (R) is LOSING in North Carolina ⬇ 41%-46%.
- Cory Gardner (R) is LOSING in Colorado ⬇ 38%-51%.
We’re on the verge of something historic: finally DEFEATING Mitch McConnell’s majority. But McConnell’s allies JUST dropped MILLIONS on ads in key Senate races! If we don’t fight back now, their ads WILL work and our lead could be completely erased.
If you are able to donate $5, here’s the link to do it. If you are not able to donate send this to someone you know you can. It’s quite simple—we live in a country where money talks.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: ٱلْحَاجّ مَالِك ٱلشَّبَازّ, romanized: al-Ḥājj Mālik ash-Shabāzz; born Malcolm Little; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), better known as Malcolm X, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. He is best known for his staunch and controversial black racial advocacy, and for his time spent as the vocal spokesperson of the Nation of Islam.
Ahmaud Arbery, a fit athlete, was out jogging near his home on a Sunday afternoon in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23, 2020, when two white supremacists saw him, got their guns, got in a truck, chased him down, pulled up next to him, shot him at least two times, and killed him right there on the spot. Ahmaud was unarmed, broke no laws, and did nothing wrong. He was only 25 years old when he died.
The attackers were Gregory McMichael, a former police officer and retired investigator for the DA’s office, and his son Travis. When Gregory saw Ahmaud running in his neighborhood, Satilla Shores, a predominately white community, he and his son immediately armed themselves with a shotgun and a 357 magnum, hopped into their pickup truck, chased him down and shot him.
Getting justice for Ahmaud has been an uphill battle from the start. Given the attackers’ close relationship with law enforcement, transparency and accountability cannot be taken for granted in any way. The Glynn County Police department, responsible for the initial investigation into Ahmaud’s death, is a notoriously corrupt institution.
Year after year, their officers have been involved in scandal after scandal, involving offenses like inappropriate sexual contact with informants in a narcotics investigation, and lying to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and interfering with investigations into police-involved shootings.
The initial police report shows an appalling lack of investigation into the case, citing only Gregory McMichael’s account of the case. The case has been passed along to a new prosecutor two times due to conflicts of interest, and now sits with prosecutor Tom Durden in Hinesville, Georgia. He must decide whether to move forward with pursuing charges against the men or to accept their explanation that the killing was justified in self-defense.
In light of overwhelming public pressure, the Georgia Bureau of investigation has arrested Gregory and Travis McMichael, but our work is not done. The third suspect, William Bryan, has yet to be arrested. The FBI must bring hate crime charges against the two men, and all parts of the trial process must be moved outside of Glynn County in this case, due to the suspects deep ties to the community and its leadership.