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If you’re not black, one of the most important things you can do right now is to learn something about the situation. Read up on why people are protesting. Check out the many links being posted on social media about police brutality, racial inequality and historical injustice in the USA, the UK and other countries. As well as speaking out, take some time to listen and absorb the stories and messages coming from the black community. Take some time to discover your own biases, and make an effort to overcome them. Engage with people close to you and have honest conversations about race and racism. Educational resources can also be found by clicking on "MORE" in the toolbar and then going to our RESOURCES page.
From the original #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to the social media blackout of June 2 2020, online campaigns have been one of the most effective ways for people to show support and raise their friends’ and followers’ awareness of the anti-racist movement. You could post links to resources or fundraisers, state your support and solidarity, and share anything that you’ve found helpful.
You should make sure to prioritise black people’s voices and not speak over anyone with actual, lived experience of the issues at hand. Keep in mind that in showing solidarity, you may receive backlash from people close to you, or that you work with. Feel free to send people with questions to our website for resources and answers to tough questions. Educational resources and answers to tough questions can also be found by clicking on "MORE" in the toolbar and then going to our RESOURCES page.
Throughout history, public protests have been crucial to the visibility and success of civil rights campaigns – from women winning the vote to LGBTQ+ rights. With mass public gatherings still banned in many places due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to be safe and use your best judgement. If you are sick or immune compromised in any way, do NOT go to any mass gatherings. Contact your local BLM chapter or use our contact us link to find ways you can help without risking your health.