Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
Let’s not have this be a trend, guys.
The constant killings of Black people in this country is not a trend. Discrimination and criminalization of the Black body is not a trend. The systematic elimination of peoples from Africa both in the US and abroad is not a trend. We’re targets and it’s not a trend.
We’re dying and it’s not a trend, it’s the standard.
Fight with us by creating your own #BloodBucketChallenge video.
Spread the word. Refuse silence. Stand. #WeChargeGenocide
Reblogging to add that the people behind this challenge have specifically asked that no one who isn’t black do this challenge. if you want to support this, they’ve asked that we talk about it, share videos and pictures, tweet, etc., but do
Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.