|Off with their heads!|
|Everyone should vote -- as long as they have pale skin, |
a penis and some land. (What?)
|Africans living their lives in Africa|
and then after they were enslaved.
|Aboriginals stolen from their families and enslaved in Australia.|
|This girl was spit on and screamed at by white kids |
for going to their previously all-white school.
|Angry white men threw food on black people eating|
in a restaurant that was supposed to be for "whites only."
Most recently, a Black man named George Floyd was arrested for maybe
giving someone a fake $20 bill, and the officer arresting him choked him to death by throwing him on the ground and kneeling on his neck. George called for help. He said he couldn't breathe. People all around were begging the policeman to get off George's neck. George even cried out for his Mama. But the police officer stayed on George's neck until he was dead.
Many white people are trying to let black people lead the protests, because for too long white people haven’t listened to black people. Now white people are trying to support black people with our money and our time. We are fighting against police violence and the leaders who support it. This November we may have to march to give everyone the chance to vote again, since in Black neighborhoods, many voting places have been closed.
have taken my children to march with me, and my now grown-up daughter is a passionate activist who marches all the time. I'm very proud of her.
My wife and I stand every Saturday for black lives in our town. (Standing vigil is like marching except everyone stays still. We do this now to avoid giving one another the Corona virus.)
So the next time someone asks you why people march, you can tell them people march to make life better for everybody. I plan to keep marching until more changes are made and black and white people can all feel safe together.