I don’t want to hear “I can’t think this.”
I really want you to see through to the past history you’ve had the privilege to ignore.
We don’t desire your views or ideas.
I would like you to hear the Black experiences you’ve selected to forget.
We don’t wish your #BLM Instagram tale reposts.
I would like screenshots of the bail out cash contributions and patronage of Ebony labor/art/knowledge.
We don’t wish your twitter that is passive likes.
I really want you to follow along with Black tragedies just as much as you follow Ebony trends.
We don’t want to vindicate your white shame. It’s yours to get together again.
We don’t wish your tears. We have a great amount of those.
I’d like you to check on in in your Black family members and respect our emotional/physical boundaries.
We don’t want to decrease the adversity you’ve faced from components of your identification.
I really want you to acknowledge that the life is a lot easier because you’re white. I really want one to acknowledge that you’d never ever decide to get a Black person— since you understand your daily life could be harder.
We don’t would like you become “a good white.”
I would like your activism to be and criticized by Ebony individuals. You are wanted by me to cultivate from your own errors therefore we could develop as a country.
I don’t desire your out-of-context MLK quotes on perpetual pacifism.
I really want one to observe that the difference that is only The Boston Tea Party “protestors” and also the Stonewall, Watts, and Rodney King “riots” may be the previous had been white together with latter were Black. I’d like you become disobedient to signal the need for modification and destroy the systems that are oppressive turn you into comfortable and effective.
We don’t wish you to make use of demonstrations that are public a chance to part play The Purge or meet your Joker dreams.
I really want you to make use of your white human body to shield brown demonstrators from tear gasoline and bullets.
We don’t wish peace.
I don’t would like you to show that you’re “not racist.”
I’d like you to understand that you’re the byproduct of an effective regime that is racist has capitalized down of Black oppression and suppression for years and years. I really want you to understand that being racist is more US than apple cake.
We don’t would like you to feel comfortable.
I would like you to take a look at your self. I would like you to shed light in the corners of the subconscious you’ve glossed over for decades. I would like you to understand that you will be racist since you have become taught to be therefore, and it also’s within your capacity to be anti-racist.
We don’t want my power become praised.
You are wanted by me to respect the breadth of my thoughts. I would like area to break up and acknowledge my grief.
We don’t want to reduce your attention.
You are wanted by me to consider Tony McDade during Pride. Day i want you to remember Ahmaud Abrey during Independence. I would like you to consider George Floyd whenever you vote in November. You are wanted by me to keep in mind Amy Cooper at your xmas supper. You are wanted by me to keep in mind Breonna Taylor whenever you hear a knock in your home. I’d like you to keep in mind Trayvon Martin every time the truth is a case of Skittles. I really want you to understand that this reconditioning is a required endeavor that is lifelong.
We don’t would like you become an ally for me personally or various other Ebony individual that you experienced.