Here is what you should do if you encounter a Black person stopped by the cops.
What can you do to ensure you aren't part of the problem of white supremacy, even after your social media feeds go back to normal?
I know it might seem silly to say that you can actually learn something by watching TikToks, but in reality, there are a lot of incredible Black content creators sharing everything from analyses of our current situation to tips for actually making a change to hilarious, ridiculous, classic TikToks.
Practice acknowledging your fear and making the conscious decision to move forward with the fear.
The riots you have seen on social media have had a direct, positive effect on the world. A murderer is being charged with a crime. And rest assured, without those riots, he would go free.
I'm not worried that this is the end of the world. I'm worried that this is more of the same.
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Even though survival mode is largely subconscious, there are still conscious things we can do to lessen its impact on our lives.
Even if your coping mechanisms aren't the healthiest or most Instagram-worthy, they are helping you survive this truly extraordinary and horrible time.
We need to find ways to cope with our present, and I think it's perfectly fine if to do that by escaping our present and looking to the future.