I didn't want to just run for Ahmaud, I didn't want to just post on social media, so I made the decision to attend a peaceful protest earlier today. I went on a run just now to try to organize my thoughts into something semi-cohesive.
I am grateful to have gotten the chance to attend a peaceful and moving protest where people from many different backgrounds came together to say IT ENDS NOW (the name of the protest).
I am here to be an ally: to listen, to support, to donate, to peacefully march. I am here to stand with you and to use my voice to speak up against hate, discrimination, and systematic racism. Enough is enough.
I think as an ally there are two key actions we need to do- to listen to those being discriminated against, and to know when to use your voice to step in and say hey this isn't right! So, the first few days of these protests I have been listening and mourning with my friends. Now, I am stepping in to say this isn't right and change MUST happen. "All lives matter" will not matter UNTIL Black Lives Matter.
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