Okay folks. This is a hard one. I'm a white woman. My understanding of subjugation and hate is only one imposed upon my gender, not the privilege extended to me because of the color of my skin.
But I understand this. As white people, we live in a country that was created on the backs of black people. We live in a system that has created racism in it's very bones. We claim that diversity is key to our country, unless you are black. If you're black, you're seen as less than. You're seen as inferior.
So my point is this folks, as white people, today is not about you and your feelings. Today is tapping into your empathy, standing with your black friends, family, and neighbors. And it's your job as white people to tear down the institutions that keep black people down.
I stand with George Floyd. I stand with black people. And I'm fighting for them, so they can enjoy the privilege I do, because it's the right thing to do.
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How you can support the black community and true equal rights
If you're in my area (Southwest Florida)
Here is a Facebook group for Sarasota & Manatee Counties to support black owned businesses
If you need help with your podcast or getting your voice heard
Our audio producer, Tom Kelly of Clean Cut Audio, is offering to help black voices in any way he can.
2/5 What I have available to me are loads of time and a decent amount of knowledge for how to make a podcast sound great.— Clean Cut Audio (@cleancutaudio) June 2, 2020
There are voices that need to be heard. Voices that have been silenced for a long time. I want to do whatever I can to help elevate those voices.
3/5 If you are a person of color or if you know a POC activist with a podcast about racial issues in America, please reply to this thread and/or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.— Clean Cut Audio (@cleancutaudio) June 2, 2020
I want to help in the best way I feel that I can.
4/5 My specialties are audio recording, editing, and mixing vocals for podcasting.— Clean Cut Audio (@cleancutaudio) June 2, 2020
If there’s a way I can help your podcast be heard, please tell me how. If I can’t be of help with what you’re looking for, I will find you someone who can.