Now is the time to move from bystander, to advocate. #BlackLivesMatter

The number of police shootings of black people in the US continues to grow. The attack on law enforcement officers in Dallas – a heinous retaliatory act- is not a solution to extinguishing the fire that fuels the social disparity that exists in both the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Time travel isn’t possible. We can’t go back in time and change the fact that slavery happened. We can’t go back and change the fact that at one point in society, the police were used to enforce the idea  that black people were less than human. What we can do is become advocates for change. We can make an informed voting decision. We can challenge outdated and regressive ideas from our friends and family. And we can become advocates for minorities who are statistically more likely to suffer during interactions with authority.

In our latest video, John provides suggestions on what people can do to move from being well-meaning bystanders, to advocates for change.


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