My dear Lexual friends,
I’m muting myself on social media this week in an effort to amplify Black voices.
We CAN do better. We HAVE to do better.
Those of us with white privilege can never truly understand how Black folks feel every day as they deal with various forms of microaggressions, overt racism and violence. Let alone the centuries of injustices Black people have endured, and continue to endure, until we finally pay attention and do something about it.
We have to educate ourselves about systemic racism, and support and listen to Black people as they express themselves about the systems that deprive them of their rights and their humanity.
We must do better to help build a society in which Black people can thrive.
I’m offering my support for any of my friends and/or protesters in need — so DM me if you need me.
Here are some resources that may be helpful:
Keep in mind, it’s not your Black friends’ responsibility and burden to educate you about white privilege and the systemic racism they’ve been dealing with their entire lives. They’re fucking exhausted, and understandably so. Educate yourselves!
FiveFifths, the largest list of black-owned restaurants and online businesses on the internet.
Here are some places you can donate and purchase from Black-owned businesses:
This page will be updated as I discover / am recomended new resources. If you know of other helpful resources, organizations to donate to, and Black-owned businesses we can purchase from, PLEASE share them in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.