LeVar Aikens #532829
Why are we so divided? I’m Black so of course I know #BlackLivesMatter. But so do all lives. I’m a man so I love women and support the #MeToo movement. Whether it’s Hispanics, teachers, prisoners, people living with disorders, those with disabilities, veterans, people struggling with suicidal thoughts, abuse or addiction – I could go on and on about those of us that have our voices and the injustices we face silenced. For all the different groups crying out for justice, we all have one thing in common: We are all treated inhumanely, because we are all denied our right of EQUALITY. We are all treated less than. The powers that be and media run stories to stop progress and incite judgment and separation between us. They do it because they see a revolution of the people and for the people forming.
But we will only get so far separately. So, why not unite all the movements? There is no difference – our pain is the same, our injustice is EQUAL. A social injustice done to you, is one done to me. We cannot afford to stand by silently when it comes to issues that threaten the very fabric of our humanity. Doing nothing is no longer an option. Let’s take a stand together. If you see an injustice done to someone else, or one is done to you, #SPEAK UP. Tweet, text, email, talk. Don’t wait. #SPEAK UP Now! #SPEAK UP for Her. #SPEAK UP for Him. #SPEAK UP for You. #SPEAK UP for Me. #SPEAK UP for Us. We are people and WE are in a fight for equal rights and equal justice. So let’s fight together and keep fighting until we all receive justice, For US.
We cannot remake society without remaking ourselves.
~Founder of the #Speak Up Movement