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Justice and Equity for Black People in the United States

4 Jun 2020, 17:45 UTC
Justice and Equity for Black People in the United States
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As cities have burned across the United States of America over the past few days, it has highlighted the deep-rooted issues in the United States of America. This message does not speak on behalf of Black People in the United States of America, but is crafted from the perspective of a Black Person in the United States of America.If you do not actively and consistently assist, advocate, or support Black People and Black Communities in your regular activities then you are part of the problem. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmad Aurbery are just four of the countless Black lives that were lost due to police brutality and, more importantly, not given the justice they deserved. These are not isolated incidents, and they stem from a much longer and broader history of the erasure of Black humanity in this country.You may ask, "Where do I even start?" Well, the first step is education. African American descendants of slaves have generated over a ...

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