11 Things You Can Do to Help With Police Brutality Part 1

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a role model for not only African-Americans, but also each white and non-white person on this planet. He preached that violent crimes should not be counteracted with other crimes. He said that we should commit to nonviolence, and peacefully protest our concerns. Because if do resort to such lowly crimes, how are we any better than the aggressors?
This principle of nonviolence to which he held so strongly during the civil rights movement is even more applicable during this time of unrest. The Dallas shootings that occurred on July 7th are unacceptably wrong. There are many ways to protest the police violence in our country but the killing of innocent police officers is not one of them. By doing this, we are committing crimes that are equal to or worse than the ones occurring during police brutality. We should instead look to work towards having white people respect black people, and black people respecting white people. But, committing to nonviolence does not mean there is nothing you can do. Our next post outlines different ways to help end police brutality in America.

11 Things You Can Do to Help With Police Brutality Part 2

  Through the media and real-life experiences, we have recognized that we have a global problem with racism, and specifically anti-black police brutality. Yet among all of the protests and violence and calls for change, many are left wondering, “what can I do?” We cannot all run non-profit organizations, or lead rallies, or join mass protests. But thanks to the internet and the innovative people of 2016, we have created ways for everyone to help bring change to this epidemic, whether you are black, white, or non-white. Whether you live in New York, London, or India. Whether you have been affected by this ongoing tragedy, or are just demanding of justice, we can and must all do something, as it is our responsibility as human beings.

 

The following are websites which can be visited to help bring change.

 

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