This is not a trend. It isn't enough to post a black square online and call it a day. We know some of you are listening, learning and changing. So please show that too. Amplify your voices. This is about lives. About innocent people being deprived the right to live because of their skin colour. People who have families, jobs, and voices- which so many times are left unheard.
This is why we chose to be silent today and use this platform to offer resources and ways in which you can help. Most of us will never understand; we are privileged, and blessed with lives which exempt us from these conflicts. But this is no excuse to settle, to choose complacency over change- in a society that picks favourites.
Black Lives Matter is not an empty slogan for hashtags, something to be commodified, a movement with an expiration date on its relevancy. Blackout Tuesday was a week ago, but we are still in a moment of change.
And we feel that is slowly being forgotten.
You can read our June issue here as we didn't want the hard work of our editors and writers to go under the radar, though we urge you to take a look at this document filled with resources and ways in which you can help. Educate yourselves on injustice; watch movies, documentaries, read books, keep the change alive.
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