In case it isn’t clear …

I haven’t said anything, because I figured the last thing the world needed was an opinion from another white person. (Although maybe corporations take more of that cake. You don’t let your employees unionize or get health care, but sure [insert corporate monolith here] you care about Black Lives Matter all the sudden. This applies to everyone but Ben and Jerry’s, who actually know how to do this well.) But I also didn’t want to seem like one of those people who didn’t say anything. So here’s my absolutely worthless two cents.

Of course Black Lives Matter, but not only that, but defund the fucking police. They’re a racist institution that needs to be abolished. And after that, we should work on breaking down other racists systems, which is all of them. But it’s necessary and everyone will be better off.

And please don’t ask your Black friends to educate you. Go do your own homework. Things have been horrible for some time, and if you somehow don’t believe that, maybe the cops violately everyone’s civil rights and committing various human rights violations on the protestors and journalists every goddamn night will convince you. I can’t even keep up with the police brutality anymore. It’s pervasive and everywhere, and all of it is disgusting.

Even if you can’t afford to donate or can’t protest, there are things you can do. You can spread the word, bug politicians, or even keep an ear on police scanners and notify activists on Twitter on police activities at various protests. It all helps.

So, in summary, fuck the police. And do what you can to get them defunded. Yes, 2020 has been a terrible year, but maybe this is also the year we can make cops history.

Take care of each other out there. And fight the power.

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