I am a young white woman and realise my privilege in this world merely because of my skin colour. Isn’t it horrific that we live in a world still where racism exists. A world that has come so far. A world that has become so advanced, adapted and learnt. A world where a black president existed. A world where we teach our young ones to accept everyone despite their differences!
How do we still live in a world where societies still marginalise people based on the colour of their skin?
As a white woman. I am sorry. I am sorry for all the people in the world who still haven’t learnt what being equal means. I am sorry that you have to suffer. I am sorry that you still have to fight for your rights. It is disgusting and If I had a wish It would be to ensure no one had to feel unsafe based on the colour of their skin.
I promise to all of my friends, fellow online creators and all of you in the world that I am here and I support you!
Due to being a very anxious person, I will often avoid my exposure to world news if I can other than broadcasts about COVID19 so I know the latest government guidance, even as silly and inconsiderate as it may be.
Yesterday I came across a fellow influencers post. I read it and needed to know what had happened whilst I had caccooned my mind in a safety bubble whilst sorting my home for my little nieces and nephews to come and live with us.
I immediately googled George Floyd’s name and read the story of what had happened to him in the US. To be honest, I burst into tears, my partner also had tears in his eyes as we both sat lifelessly with angry and sad expressions. I couldn’t stop crying and every time I tried to speak, my voice wobbled. I told my mum to which she began to tear up too and later she watched the news and came up to my room sobbing. The pain I feel for George Floyd is immense. I feel so disgusted in the human race and the US Police force!
I suffer with extreme empathy at times and I really felt this here. Every time I pictured Georges face and the situation he was put in I just teared up. The pain he felt as he pleaded for his life was just cruelty. It was abuse and I’m glad the son of a b**ch police officer got what he deserved and will hopefully spend life behind bars!
Justice for all who fall
This officer being put behind bars is NOT justice. It’s the best we are going to get but it’s not justice at all. Him being white and male still gives him that upper hand. If the roles were reversed this would be so different and I think we can all agree. Would George have been murdered should he have had white skin? I think we all know that answer and I’m ashamed.
Justice will never be served for so many who live In fear today. The scared family members of all black people. It’s not ok. Being scared just to walk down the street is NOT OK! and I cannot believe we still have to put people through this. It’s f**king disgusting and it angers me so much!
I have black family members and dear friends and the thought of them being any less worthy than myself is just ridiculous. I fear for them in this world and I just still cannot believe the hate they receive. Again I am sorry and I wish I could make the world a better place for all who live.
For those who fought for black lives
The people who made history and fought for equality, diversity and to end racial segregation would be ashamed of the people who still hold on to petty preconceived ideas of those of different skin colour.
Those who risked and had their lives taken for the good of mankind and rights of black people; What happened to that? What happened to honouring their legacy and making them have fought for a reason? Because I sure remember them and I admire the ground they walked on. I will teach my children, my foster children and all I meet to admire them and believe in equality. I will teach them to support their friends no matter their skin colour. I will make sure they know how much lives matter despite any differences in appearance.
I remember back in school when I was in year 3/4 I believe, I played the role of Rosa parks. I was so inspired by her story and how she fought to end racial segregation on public transport that I begged my teacher to let me play her character. Although I was only very young I was so inspired by these people who made history and Rosa parks was one I always felt connected to since learning about her. I embodied her passion for making the world a better place for those less privileged and it has shaped me into the person I am today.
I kneel with you. I will not be silent
I Kindly ask for anyone who condones racism to please simply unfollow me and not leave any disrespectful comments on my social media or my website. This is my opinion and how I feel about the current situation against less privileged people who deserve a better world.
Thank you for reading! I am so sorry to all who fall into this hate and toxicity. To all of my black friends, family and just all, I am sorry and I support you until the end. I am here. We are stronger together.
I hope this post is ok and I really do want to do my best to support you.
Stay strong, stand together and Stay wonderful!
I kneel with you.
I support you!