I’ve been largely quiet on social media about the murder of George Floyd, the protests against police violence, BLM, and the like, because, lord knows, the last thing the world needs on this subject is the opinions of me, another middle-class white dude. But I wanted to share a video that is honestly one of the more affecting things I’ve seen in a while.
In seven minutes, Kimberly Jones gives a passionate and powerful accounting of where this country is at in regards to racial inequality and injustice, and the ugly history of how we got here. It’s tough to watch, but necessary.
If you’re white and want to be an ally but don’t know where to start, Vox has a pretty good interview with several activists about how you can help. Also, if you have the means, there are a number of organizations and efforts in support of black lives that you can donate to. Here’s a list.