Why is there almost always a problem when we as a people try to organize?
This past Sunday I participated in #blackdayofsilence where the idea was for everyone of every race would blackout their profile pictures on any and all social media sites and go silence (which mean no posting, logging off, etc.) for 24 hours. From 12 noon Sunday to 12 noon Monday.
I challenged many of my friends to do so, and few signed up to do this, while some did not. Then you have a group of folk spouting out negative comments, like what do that do…how can that help? I don’t think they realize the power social media has over people. To ask that of millions to go silent and not use social media for a small period of time is a big deal in this day and age. What with everyone glued to their phones and twitting this and updating statues left and right. Imagine if we all went silence for one day?
I remember FB having a black out day and it lost millions in advertisements. So this small act to honor those who we lost to gun violence due to police shooting first and asking questions later.
I mean we can’t come together for something like this really where is the unity? The sad part about it is most of the nay Sayers are the same color as me. But in the same breath they speak black folks need to come together, you say what we are doing with not just black folks but people of all races, colors and creeds are participating in this because they are human and they see the injustice that is going on.