I saw this video earlier today on YouTube. It’s called 23 Ways you could be Killed being Black in America. It’s from the organization We Are Here. We are Here is singer Alicia Keys organization.
I’ve checked out her site. It says on her website that their issues are equality,justice,women and climate issues. watching the video(above) I liked the fact they brought up the murders of Sean Bell,Tamir Rice,Rekia Boyd,Eric Garner and Sandra Bland..among others. Although I do find it interesting that the video was released on the third anniversary of the Trayvon Martin not guilty verdict. I also found it interesting that Alicia Keys is the one heading this group fighting for equality for blacks. Considering that just a few weeks ago Jesse Williams (another biracial) person speaking against police brutality. I think it’s nice that Beyoncé,Chris Rock,Rihanna,Common and Taraji P Henson decided to speak out against these murders. And of course they had to put white singers like Bono,Pink and Adam Levine in there as well. That was just so the public doesn’t think this is some type of Black Power movement. They always have to add a few whites in the mix. But my major difference with these celebs is I don’t want equality with my oppressors. I want freedom from oppression and real liberation. Liberation is different than integration. So do you think these black celebs are legit? Do you think they really care? Or is this just more racial propaganda? Watch the video and let me know your thoughts.