Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Dear white people, all the fear, sadness, fear, etc you feel right now is how blacks felt for years- writes American actress, Megalyn


American actress, Megalyn Echikunwoke, is letting the white Americans know that, what they are facing at the moment is exactly how the blacks have felt over the years in the American soil.

‘All the anger, all the rage, the relentless frustration and sadness, all the confusion, hopelessness and fear that you feel right now is how black and brown people feel all the time. Every day, 24/7 we carry this shit around with us’, she wrote.

Her reactions came amid the massive riots and looting going on across the American soil, which is in protest for the mindless murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. So, the actress is fully throwing her weight behind the current situation in America.
Sharing a selfie from the protest, she wrote:

Dear white people,
All the anger, all the rage, the relentless frustration and sadness, all the confusion, hopelessness and fear that you feel right now is how black and brown people feel all the time. Every day, 24/7 we carry this shit around with us.

The exhaustion you feel from the last few days is the exhaustion we feel when we wake up in the morning to reality of being black and brown in America. But we are forced to swallow it and push it down. To smile and say thank you. We’re told we’re crazy, overreacting, aggressive, difficult, ungrateful, have an attitude problem when we try to process the trauma.

You cannot imagine what that does to your head and your heart day in and day out. You can’t imagine the loneliness and alienation. If you want this to end this for all of us then we need every single one of you to search your soul and make a commitment. Especially if you are in a position of power. Use it. Use your vast resources.
 Ask yourself how you can contribute to creating solutions and healing. And then do it. Challenge yourself. Raise your voice. Your pen. Your wallet. Your vibration. Don’t just declare solidarity on instagram. 

ACTIVELY work for change. Take no days off. We don’t have that luxury. Even though its inconvenient. Even though it may require a some sacrifice. Be brave. Join us. Or this will never end. We need you with us 100 percent. This is an opportunity to truly shift the paradigm. Don’t waste it. #blacklivesmatter #pullup.”


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