Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Seattle Protest: Stop Denying White Privilege

Bring this to your community! On August 17th during lunch hour in Westlake Park, Seattle people coming out to the downtown park for lunch saw an unusual site – an elephant in a living room. The elephant in the living room was so large it could not be ignored. The elephant had a banner across it calling out “RACISM.” People were encouraged to sit in the “living room” to have a conversation about the reality of racial injustice. Many of the people wore a “White Privilege” blinder over their eyes. People spread through the area with fliers and began conversations about racism and white privilege. A mic check told the story of racial injustice in US history as well as currently. People were encouraged to commit to take action to fight racism. The point of the protest, put on by primarily white organizers, activists and advocates in support of #BlackLivesMatter, was to show people that racism is the elephant in the living room and white privilege could no longer be denied.

More:  https://www.popularresistance.org/seattle-protest-stop-denying-white-privilege/

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