Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Help BLM with a Video


I don't do a lot of current events here on the blog. It's not because I'm not political. It's because I don't generally have much to say. 

There are so many people out there with more informed opinions. They have something new to contribute to the conversation. Me, I'd spend more time sputtering in anger or restating something you all have heard numerous times. 

So, I spend my blog time writing more personal snippets, talking about my day to day. And I'm fine with that. 

Last week went a bit sideways here in the U.S. Protests erupted all across the nation (and the world). (See, I told you all I do is restate the obvious.) This has been a long time coming, and perhaps our nation will finally deal with the systemic issues that allow racism to flourish. 

For YouTube Wednesday, I'm doing one small part. There's a video that's been making the rounds. Its stated purpose: 
This video project was created to offer people a way to donate and financially contribute to #blacklivesmatter without having any actual money or going out to protest themselves. Investing in our future can be difficult for young people, so 100% of the advertisement revenue this video makes through AdSense will be donated to the associations that offer protester bail funds, help pay for family funerals, and advocacy listed in the beginning of the video. 
PLEASE share this video, make sure to leave the ads running, repeat the video, and let people know about this easy way to help.


Or watch it on YouTube here. Make sure to watch the ads. It goes to a good cause. 

It's music and art. It is almost an hour long, so it's a good background while you're doing other things. Check it out. Black Lives Matter.

Edit: It appears YouTube has taken the video down. 

12 comments:

  1. Interesting. I hadn't seen this. I'm not sure about the movement so I'm not going to be watching the video/ads, but hopefully those who support it will do so :)

    betty

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  2. I had hoped we would be over divisiveness by the time I reached middle age. ~sigh~ That was an atrocious murder and I hope we can come together as human beings. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I know! Racism was supposed to be over by now.

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  3. The division in race is very prevalent in the U.S. not to say we don't have our fair share, which we do. The police are needed and there are many that are good but, for too long, the bad got away with, literally, murder. Their code is to never rat which is a code that gang members use. I hope more hope will come out of all these protests and we see the signs of racial discrimination start to diminish. A huge undertaking and educational process

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    1. Well, when a country is built on slavery, it takes a lot to tear out the foundation and lay a new, stronger one.

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  4. I'll support them in any way that I can.

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  5. Liz, nothing wrong with repeating the obvious. Some people haven't even heard it. You never know who you may reach. Besides, I like your thinking. I read what you said to Birgit up there. I'm sure there are more than a few people who would be surprised that is.

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  6. Fear is a terrible teacher, everyone matters

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  7. I wasn't able to see the video but a lot of my time seems to be spent in thinking - and maybe that's why we are where we are right now. We've had our world dumped upside down on us and we've had time to think, and we know the old ways can't be the ways of our new world.

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    1. The video was taken down by YouTube. By the time I discovered this, I already had comments on this post, so rather than delete the whole thing, I left it up.

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  8. Such issues are there in many other countries as well. These are inheritances from the past.
    In India, there was 'untouchability' and 'caste systems'. These have been outlawed, but they haven't gone away from the minds of many people. And there are many cases, where people have been discriminated on the basis of such social stratification.
    We can only be optimistic. We have made massive improvements in various fields. So, I am sure, in this issue too we will see changes for the better.

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