There has been a recent growth in media attention to the way that black people are treated in this world. Raising awareness, protesting, and fighting for change for the shocking treatment that people of colour disproportionality experience has dramatically increased in the last few months.
With hashtags such as #blacklivesmatter, people are now able to learn about things that they may not otherwise have been aware of—an inherent benefit of social media. After the heartbreaking sign that this woman stuck in her window went viral, the community has stepped up to ensure that she is protected, and safe in her home.
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Planting dead animals sends a very clear message and it is horrific.
“If I get a dead squirrel, that’s a sign to me. It means you want me dead.”
As well as human faeces.
When we say protect Black women, this is a perfect example. A Black woman was being harassed by her neighbors in the middle of the night, and this Black man has guarded her house from 6pm-7am every night since it came to light https://t.co/Eb7GDUNwqn— Hip Bayless (@__DaveyBaby) July 15, 2020
Protection pic.twitter.com/xLfceiHlNt— F.L.O.W. 🏁🖤 (@flow349) July 21, 2020
Day 8. Protect black women. pic.twitter.com/Cw3f0c6JyI— F.L.O.W. 🏁🖤 (@flow349) July 20, 2020
"Who will protect people without cops" they ask, in a country with thousands of cops where civilians go to twitter for help— Lesbian🇱🇧 (@RectumMucus) July 15, 2020
Jennifer's neighbours have harassed her ever since she bought the property three years ago.
She has just as much right to live in safety as everyone else does.
She is not moving. We gonna all move on that block before that ever happens.— F.L.O.W. 🏁🖤 (@flow349) July 19, 2020
Who keeps us safe? We keep us safe.— Tee ✨ (@teirrasays_) July 15, 2020
This is a positive example of masculinity and manhood that we need to see more of. Protecting instead of destroying is great to see— theworldaccordingtodorcas (@Whatev_loveulot) July 15, 2020
Crazy how it’s “she needs to be harmed to make an arrest” but when a black man looks slightly suspicious it’s a death sentence :/— Mr Foreskin (play subnautica) (@dcquixotic) July 15, 2020
Follow Jennifer's Instagram @standwithjennifer and see how you can get involved.
And, more importantly, check in with the black people in your own community, and see how you can do better.