From my new hero LadySpeech Sankofa:
Shout out to my white allies who are out here in these streets checking their white privilege and the white privilege of the white people in their circles.
Shout out to my white allies and my white friends losing jobs to go Freedom rides to Ferguson because Black Lives Matter.
Shout out to my white allies and white friends who refuse to change the #BlackLivesMatter war cry, chant, hash tag, and affirmation to all lives matter. We all know and understand that all life is precious. The fact is that the Native People of this holy, stolen land, and the black people who where stolen and made into slaves who created the foundation for this society, and the brown people who have been stolen from and exploited have been systematically targeted, murdered, stolen from, and treated like our lives don’t matter.
Shout out to my white allies who are standing face to face with the internal racism they have and are confronting it on a cellular level, ancestral level, emotional level, spiritual level, familial level, and at every level it needs to be addressed.
Shout out to my white allies who are stepping to and checking racist white people for me so I don’t have to.
Shout out to my white allies and friends who are educating themselves and others and not making people of color do it.
Shout out to my white allies and friends who I know would lay down their life for me.
Shout out to my white allies and friends who are supporting the cause financially.
Shout out to my white friends and allies using their white privilege for the good of the cause.
Shout out to my white allies and my white friends and my white magical people and witches who practice magic with me and uplift me in prayer. And who are using their magic to heal white people and their ancestors.
Shout out to my white friends and allies losing family members and friends because they are speaking truth and standing for what is right.
Shout out to my white allies and white friends getting arrested, getting their assess beat, and getting tear gassed for the cause.
Shout out to my white friends, allies and lovers who have been on this trip way before this because they recognized that this system is rotten and racist a long time ago.
Shout out to white allies who know when to let others speak, who are not co-opting the cause but supporting because they believe that black life matters.
Shout out to my white ancestors because of you I know how to deal with the devil I am faced with.
Shout out to the white people and allies who recognize that we do have and have always had a racial issue in this country and our current situation has everything to do with race.
Shout out to my white allies and friends recognize that in order to heal we are gonna have to get ugly before we get better.
All of us have a place here.
To My White allies, Thank you. I need you to keep going hard and go harder where you can. My friends and my family depend on it.
Together we will rise.
Together we will win.
We are one.
We are love.