Great. Now that I’ve got you all to look at this thread, I want to inform you all about the Black Lives Matter movement and ways you can help. First and foremost, if you posted a black square on Instagram without doing anything prior or after to posting it, you’re not helping and you’re doing something called performative activism for brownie points. Secondly, what are the ways you can help? Well you can sign every petition that you come across in order to bring justice to all of the black lives that were lost or are wrongly imprisoned because of police brutality/racism/abuse of power and authority. It only takes like 15 seconds to sign a petition. Don’t be lazy just because you think signing a petition won’t do anything because you’re wrong, it will help even if you don’t think so. Another way you can help is by donating, whether it be you or your parents, any donation amount helps if you donate to organizations and charities for BLM. Now,“What if I don’t have any money to donate/my parents can’t donate?,” I hear you ask. That’s not a problem. You can donate even if you don’t have any money! There are posts on Instagram in which if you repost, the person running the account will make a donation to an organization or charity and there are videos on YouTube by creators that are dedicated to give all the proceeds from the ad revenue to support BLM. The final thing(s) I can think of besides peaceful protesting are to share links, donation websites, posts, and petitions regarding currents events so your peers and family can also educate themselves more about what’s going on right now. It breaks my heart knowing that George Floyd was murdered over an assumption of forgery just because he was a black man. If it were any other race in that grocery store, they would not have been suspected but because he was a black man, he was suspected and was brutally murdered by 4 cops in broad daylight. No remorse whatsoever. Below I have linked a website where there’s a whole list of petitions you can sign, where you can donate (if you have or don’t have money), and information to educate yourself on the matters going on. http://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co// I know this is a lot and idk if anyone will see this but I’ve said this on both Snapchat and on my Instagram, and even though I don’t get on here as often anymore, I’m going to say it here too.