George Floyd Protests
Contribute money to the bail out of black folks in Kansas City during the protests. https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8px1uqffn7
Bail in Kansas City went from $500 to $1000 overnight for protesters. If you’re white and sharing posts in support of Black Lives Matter, I am fully expecting that you have already donated to a bail fund or black led org in MN or your area. If not, it’s time to get to it. We need to put our money where our mouth is. I generally don’t like to make my donations public, but if you want to make sure I’m practicing what I preach, feel free to message me. I just ask that you pledge to match my donation if you do. Click here for bail out fund run by prominent black community leaders in support of George Floyd protests.
While you’re at it, sign the petition by the Movement for Black Lives to defund the police.
For those of you questioning why the protesters are escalating things, I ask you what the fuck you think the police are doing?
white friends: if you stood as allies in protests this weekend, or if you have questions about the protests, start reading. and keep reading for the rest of your life. lmk if you want to trade books.
Week of Action by Movement for Black Lives #BlackLivesMatter
Monday: Respect Protesters’ Rights
Tuesday: Divest from Police, Invest in Black Communities
Wednesday: Community Relief
Thursday: Community Control by Those Most Impacted
Friday: End the War on Black People
Saturday: Make Meaning from Crisis
See link for ideas of actions to take:
“Riots are the language of the unheard,” Martin Luther King, Jr.