On this episode we acknowledge, analyze, carry, and lift the heaviness of the summation of tragedies we’ve witnessed in 2020 (Ahmaud Arbrey, Breonna Taylor, Dreajon Reed, George Floyd). This episode is for those who are feeling all of the feels, some of the feels, none of the feels, and those who don’t want to feel at all. Join A+scribe and Elijaih Tiggs.
The success of Three Rivers’ “Stand for the Right to Breathe” protest, in terms of attendance, the response to its powerful and thought-provoking subject matter, as well as its peaceful nature, was a trending topic on social media and on the lips of many of those in attendance Monday.
“As a white man I am not held responsible in the court of public opinion for the crimes of my fellow whites. There are a few on Twitter who have tried, but it hasn’t really taken hold. Mostly I get to be me. Every time someone meets me, it’s a clean slate. A clean white slate.”
“For my small part, one movement that struck home for me was the #IRunWithMaud campaign, in which people ran 2.23 (in memory of the date on which Arbery was killed) in honor of his birthday on May 8. I am a runner, so I thought that this was something I could do.”
“White Americans, no matter their profession or standing in life, can no longer stand silent. We can no longer quietly judge the actions of others and hope the problem will fix itself, because it won’t.”
“If we are serious about healing as a nation, we must start by communicating. Unpolished and raw communication. I want to do my part in both listening and sharing because it is time for a change.”
“There is an uproar in the streets for Ahmaud Arbery. Outcry turned into rejoicing as justice is now being sought. His killers admitted to ending his life in February, yet until yesterday they were free of charges, living their best lives.”