✊🏿✊🏽✊🏼✊🏾✊🏻🗣🇺🇸✨ “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must support and love one another.” // .
Last night was the peaceful side of this fight. @blmsacramento, families, faith/community leaders, and allies marched the streets and gathered in front of #StephonClark’s grandmother’s home. We were also joined by family members of #BrandonSmith, #DarellRichards, and #MarshallMiles whom have also lost loved ones at the hands of unaccountable police. AB392 (#ActtoSaveLives) is currently being created from @gavinnewsom, @asmshirleyweber, and @asmkevinmccarty offices’ that will seek “systematic reforms” to policing within the state of California. We must remember the importance of the countless weeks of work and civic protest done by #BLMSacramento, Stephon Clark's family, faith and community leaders, and allies all over Northern CA. They showed up to city council meetings, protested DA Shubert's office, occupied the Golden1 Center/Arden, and organized tf out of Sacramento. After arresting 84 people at the last #BLM demonstration, @SacPD have reconsidered treatment of activists and even helped clear the road for us to protest safely through the streets. Last night was 1st Amendment rights done right, and it‘s about damn time. .
Here’s why the #BlackLivesMatter movement matters to me: #AntiBlackness is such a subtle yet destructive form of disempowerment within the #AsianAmerican community, and really EVERY community, and we don’t even realize it. The #CivilRights movement was in the 60’s, but racists were never taken out of office, fired from jobs, or prosecuted — instead, they continued living their lives and perpetuated #whitesupremacy within our American institutions. Some went on to being police... and are still police. This is why these discussions of #racism are still relevant because now it’s this 21st century hybrid form of racism built since the 60’s. True justice for black Americans means justice for all Americans, and that’s the truth.
#sacramento #activism #sactivist #policebrutality #policereform #sacpd
(Swipe to the end & peep my girl @lyusid fabulously shutting down #SacFashionWeek 💃🏾💯✨)