During unprecedented times like these, Black women are facing the brunt of social, economic, and political struggles in America. Here's what we can do the help.
WITH THE RECENT MURDER of Breonna Taylor looming over America’s head--a dark cloud that brutally reminds us of how vulnerable Black women are--now more than ever people should understand that Black women need protection, love, and support during these times—regardless of how they identify, what they look like, regardless of anything.
Across social media, many people sing praises of Black women. Powerful, resilient, and empowering, they exclaim with a faux passion that only appears on social media and in hashtags, but in real life, those exclamations and praises from some of those people seem few and far between. Oluwatoyin Salau was murdered. Riah Milton was murdered. Dominique Fells was murdered. Breonna Taylor was murdered. And this is just a brief list of Black women who were murdered in 2020.
These murders have all occurred in the same country that prides itself on freedom, equality, opportunity, and diversity: The Not-So-United States of America. Citizens of a country which chant about “being the land of opportunity” murdered these women--Black cisgender women, Black transgender women, Black activists, BLACK WOMEN.
While America sees these injustices through a different lens, many Black women have to face a harsh reality that they often don’t feel loved in the country they live in; this can take a toll on their health.
So what can we do today to protect Black women, respect black women, and not neglect Black women amid such turbulent times? Below is a list of simple things you can do that will make a lasting impact.
1. Arrest the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor: Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove,
From left to right: Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankinson