“I’m Ariel Skye Williams, I’m 8 years old, I’m unarmed, and I have nothing that will hurt you.” Ariel tells the camera what her father taught her to say if she encounters a police officer. She raises her hands in the air as if she is surrendering. So begins the viral video from The Cut, … Continue reading It’s Time for White Parents to Have “The Talk” with Their Children about Police Brutality
I’m reclaiming my self-love and self-esteem, one day at a time. I know who I am, and that relationship taught me not to let anyone convince me otherwise. And to the other people out there who have experienced emotional abuse–you are not alone.
I am never going to post stories praising black people for hugging and comforting Nazis. Not on a boat. Not near a moat. Not on a stair. Not near a chair. Not anywhere. It’s the same reason I didn’t share that annoying video with Trump supporters giving Black Lives Matter a few minutes on stage … Continue reading Stop Weaponizing Pictures of Black People Hugging Our Oppressors
I wish white America cared about police brutality as much as they cared about preserving white safety. Maybe the police would think twice before killing people who looked like me. And I would have loved to hear Sandra’s side of the story on The Today Show.