Ever heard or thought that a victim of police brutality should’ve just done something differently? Here’s why this victim-blaming is ridiculous – and why we need to start holding police accountable instead.
Who’d want to face their privilege if it meant pretending their struggles didn’t exist? Luckily, you don’t have to do that. Here’s a sweet story that shows how we can understand privilege without dismissing the hard things we’ve all been through. The super talented Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey and Kat Blaque break it down like nobody else.
The most important part of being an ally is recognizing one’s privilege and supporting marginalized groups in their fight for justice. But the nature of privilege is that you aren’t taught that you have it. So a lot of people aren’t sure how to do that. To help, Franchesca Ramsey has made this video with five action-oriented tips for how to be a better ally.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Someone says or does something racist; you call them out for their racism, and someone accuses YOU of being the one who’s perpetuating racism. “Just stop talking about race if you want racism to end!” Check out Chesca’s video about this (and other) ridiculous, dismissive claims that race activists encounter whenever they speak up!
“If black people can say the N-word, why can’t I? How is that fair? It isn’t! It’s a double standard!” Raise your hand if you’ve heard that one before. Next time you do, show the person this video by vlogger Franchesca Ramsey! Watch as she explains the origins of the N-word and debunks common arguments in favor of white people using the N-word.