Recently, trigger fingers turned into Twitter fingers when two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by the police. The close timing of these tragedies sparked fiery discussions and think pieces on police brutality, social justice, gun control, racism and more. Sadly, barely a week has passed, and I already see a significant decline in conversation. I wonder, how can we keep the movements in motion after hashtags stop trending?
Simple: we’re going to take baby steps.
After four years of living in America, I finally reached critical mass. I went public with my political beliefs on Facebook. “We’re at the point where it takes more effort to be silent/political than it does to stand for justice.” Thankfully, I wasn’t alone. Many friends – of varying races from different countries – wrote personal statuses declaring their thoughts on current issues.
It took four years of living in America for me to write a Facebook status. Let that sink in.
This 4-step plan is for those like me who just woke up.
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