let it burn let screams that have gone hoarse from fight after fight and death after death and injustice after injustice finally be heard let us learn with vigor and lead with urgency let us love openly without conditions without asking those gasping for breath to give us CPR to tell us what to do or do it for us that is our job that is what we inherited a broken world that is ours to fix and the people who piled the kindling will not carry water, only gasoline let centuries of colonies built on backs of brown and black beauty burn to the ground in the brilliant flame of a promise that something else
something new for our country something better and stronger will rise from the ashes if we tend it let the people be angry let them grieve what was so wickedly and intentionally taken let the fury feed us forward let. it. burn.
photo sourced from @chancetherapper
***edited to remove identifying features of protesters***
THINGS WE CAN DO: An Ongoing List
Orgs: Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, Campaign Zero, Unicorn Riot, the families of fallen victims (google can help in finding specific funds)
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
Protest, challenge supremacy in your daily life and relationships, and provide aid and support to the Black community, and all marginalized people, whenever and wherever you are able to.