#BlackLivesMatter is NOT JUST POLICE BRUTALITY… | BLM Giveaway
The Black Lives Matter movement is so much more than the issue of police brutality. Police brutality is a serious and complex issue that is being surfaced to the public now more than ever. We must take a stand to our local and higher authorities to call to action better police training, policy change, increased accountability, consequential action, and the list continues. Unfortunately, however, police brutality is only one the many symptoms of a deeper and much more insidious crime that has poisoned and destroyed communities of humankind throughout history. That’s the systematic racism, xenophobia, and ignorance that make one group more powerful. Sadly, this comes at the expense of another group based on irrelevant characteristics such as skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and so forth. We must educate those that do NOT understand how slavery, redlining, and unequally distributed school funding are the causes of the wealth gap/incarceration rates of minority communities. Like so many of you, I’m heart broken by all the recent tragedies. But, I am also inspired by the positive changes happening in our world. Millions of people are now coming together to push new laws to protect LGBT communities from employment discrimination along with the vast donations raised to support the #BLM Movement. Of course, there is so much more to be done legally, financially, and politically to emit further change but what we have already accomplished is a great start. That’s why for this month’s giveaway, I will be donating $1 for every share of this video to your favorite African-American-owned business in your community. Simply share this post to your story or feed, tag the business you would like me to donate to, and tag me so my team can calculate the total and make the donation on June 30th. I know together with empathy, love, and compassion, we will one day live in a world where we can truly celebrate our differences.