Just a couple of short weeks ago, the news and social media was awash with an army of voices raised in support of Black Lives Matter. The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade sparked international protests against racism and police brutality in America.
As our Instagram feeds return to normal, we must continue to show our support and find new ways to keep the Black Lives Matter momentum going - Black Lives Matter isn’t just a social media moment. It’s a movement, something that can make a real change and it can only succeed if it goes beyond moments of outrage and insists on action.
We need to make sure that we continue to be allies and continue to deconstruct the systematic racism in our society. It’s not an overnight fix; we need to maintain momentum once the news cycle ends.
Here are a few things you can do to help keep up that momentum.
#1 Attend A Protest
Although protests may not be being broadcast on TV, they are still happening, especially in local areas. Check out social media and search for protests in your area that you can attend. Remember to stay safe!
#2 Hold Your Employers Accountable
Remember when every single business out there put out statements about inclusivity and committing to diversifying their workforce? Did they actually ever follow through, or are they making moves to? Keep on top of them for change - demand it.