It's time for the white community to use its privilege to unite against racism. It is not enough to not be racist—we must all be anti-racist. Actively protest, actively call out racists friends, family, colleagues, cops, and actively use your privilege for change.
Black men are 2.5 times more likely than white men to die during encounters with cops. We've been saying their names, but it's not enough. In a world of stop-and-frisk, let's Stop and Film. If you see a black person stopped by law enforcement, stop and film.
Join Campaign Zero to enact a comprehensive package of urgent policy solutions to end policy brutality in your state and across the country. Educate yourself on systemic change needed to protect the black community, and then do something.
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Racism, police brutality, and inequality in America are not solely the problems of the black community. These are American issues.
Racism was created by white people, so it must be destroyed by white people. We've been standing in solidarity with the black community—protesting, signing petitions, lifting voices. That's not enough. We must mobilize our own movement against hate and racism.