I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:

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I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)

I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)

I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)

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 our grandfather (#CliffordGlover)

I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)

I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)

I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)

I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)

I can run (#WalterScott)

I can breathe (#EricGarner)

I can live (#FreddieGray)

I can sleep in my own bed (#BreonnaTaylor)


White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today.”



Ways you can help:

The extrajudicial execution of George Floyd on Monday night at the hands of the Minneapolis police has sparked an uprising.Things are moving quickly on the ground, but here are ways you can help right now:

Contact Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and demand he call off the National Guard.
Phone: 651-201-3400
Twitter: @GovTimWalz

Contact Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and demand he call off the National Guard and push for charges for all four officers who were involved.
Phone: 612-673-2100
Twitter: @MayorFrey, @jacobwarman_Frey

Contact County Attorney Mike Freeman and demand he charge all four officers with murder.
Phone: 612-348-5550
Email: citizeninfo@hennepin.us

George Floyd’s murder falls into the deeply entrenched pattern of violence, anti-Blackness, and oppression upheld by policing in this country. And we recognize that as we fight for a better world, it will be the police who threaten our protests, the police who will break up our picket lines, the police who selectively wield their monopoly on violence against Black people and working-class people to protect those with power and privilege.Strong and well-resourced communities do not require repression, and by extension, repressive institutions to keep peace when there is justice. We will fight for a world where Black people can breathe freely and challenge ourselves to take greater responsibility for abolition, and the courage to pursue a just and liberated future.

Donate to the official George Floyd Memorial Fund (As a measure of the international outrage sparked by this brutal killing, the George Floyd Memorial Fund has raised nearly $2.5 MILLION.)

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