Speech by Martin Luther King Jr, 53 years ago, serves as a good memory to start when considering riots at Minneapolis and the actions that lead to them, but unfortunately, a lesson never learned.
George Floyd couldn’t breathe. We can’t either.
We live in fear. Fear of walking outside. Wearing a hoodie. Going for a jog. Sleeping in our own home. Existing.
Every day, a new hashtag.
Every hour, a new injustice.
Every second, more pain.
“Let me say as I’ve always said, and I will always continue to say, that riots are socially destructive and self-defeating. …
But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. …
And as long as America postpones justice, we stand in the position of having these recurrences of violence and riots over and over again.” Martin Luther King Jr.
We don’t deserve to live like this — and we continue to fight until white supremacy no longer permeates every corner of this country — until we can live full lives — freely.
Today, we remember George Floyd. And we remember every other Black life lost to police brutality, racial injustice, and white supremacy. Together, we fight for justice and #SayTheirNames. Please watch our next video and share on social. Keep the fight for justice alive.
Our lives have value, and the fight continues until every single human knows: Black Lives Matter.