Yesterday there was a blackout everywhere on the gram. It was a unison of people saying the same thing without say a word: black life matter. Some black people are hopeful things are going to change... Do I believe that? Mh... these beautiful actions mean very little when good action hasn't been demonstrated. I do understand that change starts with awareness but why is this hasn't happened sooner? Is it another social media guilt quenching that will be forgotten by next week? Racism is deeply bedded; I see it, but I don't say nothing because I fear to look like an angry black woman. When I get on the bus or tram and I'm next a white lady that 's holding on to her bag like I'm about to do some. Or when I go to Starbucks with a white friend and from the entrance everyone stares at me like I've got Ebola. Enough is enough! This couple of days have been ... unusual. Wherever I go I get stared more than usual and I feel naked. What do I say or do? I saw the black square yesterday and I know you stand by me, by us. But no one stood up for us before. So what, are we going to forget this protest by next week? Next time you see someone being discriminated think about the black square you posted on the gram and use your voice that day to actually speak up please. When your family makes some racist comment at home, note that they are the same people that posted the black square online as well and call them out! Make and actual change, one that can last forever please. You stand by us now, but will you carry on doing that tomorrow or is it just a trend to you? ACTION SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, thank you
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