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What Can You Do people are so fucking sick of the situation it's no wonder they are taking to the streets, no other language has been heard

What Can You Do

people are so fucking sick of the situation it's no wonder they are taking to the streets, no other language has been heard

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: May, 2020
George Floyd was murdered

In the days following George Floyd's killing, I saw this posted on the Facebook page of California musician & teacher Mike Simmons. I am unsure who the original author is, I would love to credit them. I will say at the foot of the original piece, there was call to copy and paste this. I am copying and pasting it here...

I have white privilege because I can do all of the following things without thinking twice.
Can you?
#BlackLivesMatter


I can go birding (#ChristianCooper).
I can go jogging (#AhmaudArbery).
I can relax in the comfort of my own home #BothamJean and #AtatianaJefferson and #BreonnaTaylor).
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis).
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling).
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
I can go to church (#Charleston9).
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland).
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile).
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones).
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford) .
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher).
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott).
I can be a 10yr old walking with my grandfather (#CliffordGlover).
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese).
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans).
I can cash a check (#YvonneSmallwood).
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo).
I can run (#WalterScott).
I can breathe (#EricGarner).
I can live (#FreddieGray).
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd).

Privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today.
*I copied and pasted this. I fully encourage you to do the same.*

And now some words from Killer Mike


Check out Killer Mike's Netflix series, Trigger Warning
Black Lives Matter here

LamontPaul
Founder & Publisher

Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV


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