#BlackLivesMatter This month we shall be recording responses made to the killing of George Floyd on 25th May. Too many black people have died at the hands of state racism, institutional racism – and individual racism stoked by the first two. We can all work together to turn the tide of racism. It will be a long and difficult struggle – but George Floyd’s death has brought many young people into that fight. We may yet change the world. Should we name 25th May as George Floyd day, to ensure that we never forget?
In the meantime, let’s appreciate the confidence the movement has given young black people in the public eye.
“When white people make up the majority of decision making power, people of colour are the ones that aren’t given a fair shot at life. Racism is built into every level of our society. Now it’s time for EVERYONE to use their voice to shout about it and expose it for what it is. It’s evident in all of these ways: wealth, employment, education, criminal justice, housing, surveillance, healthcare. Systematic racism is REAL. Please, I’m asking everyone that follows me [to] do your research, educate yourself and keep the conversation going. We ALL need to fight to end it.”
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, member of the pop group Little Mix, Instagram