Alice
Community Tutor
People are joining together on social media to stand up against the violence against blacks in the US.
Many people on social media today are showing a black screen in solidarity for black lives matter. It's called black out Tuesday.

I've just written a letter that I'll be emailing to the local city council expressing my anger and frustration about what's been going on in the city I live in.

If you don't live in the US, please consider joining this movement by posting a black screen on other social media outlets that you have (Not on Italki of course.)
Jun 2, 2020 12:56 PM
Comments · 11
Even talking about rights of the black people is idiotic. They are HUMAN!!! The skin colour isn't important.
June 2, 2020
Alice,
What I’m hearing on social media is that this suggested action is not the request of any protest organizer/movement leader. In fact, leaders whose posts I’m reading say doing this prevents communication of the protest message and coordination with protesters.

I’m also thinking about how one of the most important actions US citizens can take right now, donating money to bail funds, legal aid, and other community-driven efforts to deal with the effects of the protests, is <em>not </em>an advisable action for non-US citizens to take right now.

Instead, I’d suggest that people around the world buy and read — in either English or translation to their native languages — the writings of black American activists, journalists, and scholars (Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mikki Kendall, Brittney Cooper, Adam Serwer, Jamelle Bouie, Angela Davis, James Baldwin, and others). I suggest that folks buy the art of black American creative workers.
June 2, 2020
How does posting a black screen help?
June 2, 2020
Posting black squares is a form of peaceful protest. Consider the fact that you’re posting about it on a discussion thread on a website with millions of users around the world, many of whom might have not heard about what’s going on till they saw this thread.

Online activism is difficult to quantify, but it’s not as ineffective as you seem to think it is. It gets people talking, which raises awareness.
June 6, 2020
Peaceful protests are the best way to raise awareness. Not posting black squares and definitely not violent riots.
June 5, 2020
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Alice
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