Elissa Temme ’19
Since I was unable to attend the protests in San Francisco, and words seem to fail me in doing justice to the exhausting, terrifying and horrific circumstances which Black people face in this country, I spent time today trying to use my visual voice. If you wish to use these graphics, I just ask that you make a donation to a worthy organization such as Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Reclaim The Block, or the Black Visions Collective (to name a few).
These orgs are doing important work and it is crucial that those of us who are able to do whatever we can to support them. Redistribute wealth. Be responsible, as we are still in the midst of a pandemic which disproportionately affects Black and Brown people. For goodness sake, educate yourself. Write to your government officials. Re-examine your words, thoughts, and actions.
We are all, including me, complicit in racism. Anti-racism is not a hashtag or a trend or anything temporary — it is a full time job which I am still learning how to do. Right now I am watching 13th by Ava DuVernay and reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates to continue my education.