My life is more than a hashtag. Being black is more than a trend.

Image of Black Lives Matter protesters standing in front of a gate covered by placards
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Dear white people and white allies


Being black is not a trend. Black Lives Matter is more than a hashtag. Don’t just post because you think it's the trendy thing to do. Be intentional and be genuine in standing in solidarity. Being an ally is more than resharing a post, it’s more than 140 characters, it’s about embodying your allyship in real life.


Resharing a post on social media means nothing when you won’t even talk to the black people in your lecture hall. Resharing a post on social media means nothing when your friends are being racist and you say absolutely nothing. Resharing a post on social media means nothing when you don’t support black people in real life. Let that sink in and let this be a moment for you to reflect about this.


All Lives won’t matter until Black Lives Matter


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