George Floyd’s Life Mattered
by Hillary Clinton
Jun 4 · 2 min read
… If you’re in a place to give, donate today to support groups working to end systemic racial injustice, increase the elected representation of Black people, and fight Republican efforts to suppress Black votes.
Through their Education Fund, the Collective is working to recruit, train, and fund Black judicial, prosecutorial and attorney general candidates to ensure more representative leaders for the criminal justice system. Color of Change is a national online force dedicated to holding corporations and elected leaders accountable in the fight to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back. Higher Heights supports the Black women’s leadership pipeline. And the NAACP Legal Defense Fund works toward racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.
… But we can recognize our privilege, practice humility, and speak out against white supremacy in all its forms.
For many white people, conversations about systemic racism and our own privilege are uncomfortable.
Here’s what I’ve learned over the years: That discomfort is a good thing. It’s a necessary part of examining our own biases and actions, and our own role in perpetuating inequality.
One of the most important steps we can take is to educate ourselves. … If you’re looking for fiction, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye both tackle race, gender, and violence through the lens of Black womanhood. …
I added the bold, but Hillary (or her staff) decided upon what to capitalize and what not to capitalize.
This little gesture of capitalizing the B in “black” while pointedly not capitalizing the W in “white” has been spreading among the Woke in recent years. You can tell if somebody is a good person from which world they capitalize and which word they don’t. Black people tend to enjoy this kind of childish thing, so it seems rather petty to deny them the pleasure they get from this due to you clinging to outmoded concepts like dignity or racial equality.
iSteve commenter Harry Baldwin adds:
They need to add a punctuation mark to “Black,” something like “~Black~” indicating that we must genuflect as we read or say the sacred word. Or maybe “Black” is so sacred that we shouldn’t completely write it out, but write “B—k”, like Orthodox Jews write “G-d” instead of God.
It’s impossible to err on the side of obsequiousness, so let’s get cracking!
To abolish whiteness, we could strike over the hated word