Poderosas frases de celebridades que apoyan el movimiento BLM
Black Lives Matter es un movimiento que inició en el 2013 y, ahora, el mundo se une en solidaridad tras el trágico acontecimiento de George Floyd y un sinfín de casos más. Aquí te compartimos las poderosas frases de las celebridades que sustentan la causa.
“We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted, we cannot normalize this pain. No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of colour as less than human. We can no longer look away”.
“For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least. Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd’s voice again, begging over and over for his life… The pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!! I can’t shake this!… If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for ‘drugs’ or ‘resisting arrest’… then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER?”.
“Race and racism are a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of colour to deal with it. It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets».
Taraji P. Henson
«Every mother of every race should have felt that. If you are a mother and you are silent about this, f*ck you. I said what I said and we hear your silence!».
«Enough is enough! What will it take? A civil war? A new president? Violent riots? It’s tired. I’m tired. The country is tired! You don’t put fear in people when you do this, you just show how coward[ly] you are – and how America is really not the land of the free».
Kim Kardashian West
«For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent Black man, woman or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the colour of my skin has often left me feeling like this is not a fight I can truly take on as my own. Not today, not anymore… Even though I will never know the pain and suffering they have endured, or what it feels like to try to survive in a world plagued by systemic racism, I know I can use my own voice to help amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long”.
«There is so much work to be done and it needs to starts at an individual level on a global scale. We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and end this hate. End this race war here in the US, and around the world. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, NO ONE deserves to die, especially at the hands of another because of their skin color».
«As a white person living in the UK, it’s very easy to look at the #BlackLivesMatter movement and believe it doesn’t affect you. Feel that it’s not your place to comment or get involved… What’s not so easy is to scroll past an innocent man being pinned to the floor, struggling and begging for his last breath… How can any human being, no matter your race, age, gender, not be deeply affected by that? I have been deeply affected by it… I acknowledge my white privilege and instead of allowing it to put a muzzle on me, I will use it to speak up for what is right and what is wrong”.
I do things every day without fear, because I am privileged, and I am privileged every day because I am white. Being not racist is not enough, we must be anti-racist. Social change is enacted when a society mobilises. I stand in solidarity with all of those protesting. I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organisers. Look inwards, educate yourself and others”.
«I love blackness, it is stunning, majestic, inspiring but it is also not here to serve non-black people when it suits them via sports, music, hairstyles, entertainment etc. It should be respected in the workplace and shouldn’t be ignored when it’s crying out in fear of being killed. You really want that utopian ideal of what our world could be? You want to be proudly and ACTIVELY anti-racist, more than fearing being called a racist? I want that for you too. If so, then do the work, educate yourself and others stand by us loudly, consistently, FOREVER”.
«After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November @realdonaldtrump».
«I don’t think anybody should have to wake up with the fear that their life could be taken away from them at any point by a police officer, but that is the horrible reality of so many people of colour, especially Black people. This isn’t the first time we have seen this. Police officers have disregarded the fact they are supposed to protect lives and they have taken away people’s humanity because of the colour of their skin”.
«The death of #GeorgeFloyd: the epitome of white privilege. If we as white people do not fight against racism then we are part of this continued problem. I am anti-racist, I refuse to accept this disgraceful act and I will help the fight, I hope you stand with me”.
«Please keep signing these petitions, making donations, having conversations with family and friends about it, reading and sharing links and resources… Gentle reminder that this doesn’t end today or tomorrow or after you post about it once #blacklivesmatter”.
«Racism has been rampant for hundreds of years, it’s just that in this century people have camera phones to video it. It’s absolutely disgusting that you get mistreated because of the colour of your skin. You would think that those that are there to protect us, would protect”.
«‘In the end we will not remember the enemies words, but the silence of our friends/peers’. Unarmed, cuffed and not dangerous. The only crime he committed was being Black and beautiful. Do not stand by and allow these devils to take another life! #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd».
«As a mixed-race woman, I want to say that I too understand my privileges and will constantly strive to do better for the Black community. Those not speaking up or taking action… your silence speaks VOLUMES. You can’t play ignorance, justified by feeling uncomfortable, when Black people have been made to feel uncomfortable their entire lives in a white privileged, systematically racist and unfair society that is more than happy to benefit from Black culture, but isn’t so happy in adhering to the ideals of equality and basic human rights”.
Molly- Mae Hague
«Kneeling down and peacefully protesting with a sign?!! How is that worthy of being forced to the floor since the police could’ve just walked past?!! These videos are just VILE. Let the people protest for what is right”.
“Protest is not the end of progress, it is the beginning. I wonder what would happen if all the big companies and celebrities who have showed support on social media came out and used their platform to let activists and protesters speak and be seen?… Cities are burning, are you watching? I stand with Minneapolis. I believe in us. Change is gonna come”.
Frases recopiladas por Almudena Compeán