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2020-07-07 03:25:40

    For anyone who needs to hear it:

    Your late teens/20s are a weird time in your life. Don’t panic if you think somebody is more “ahead” than you. The concept of being ahead is nonexistent anyway because life’s not a race and each person has different hurdles to overcome.

    It’s totally fine if you’re single. It’s fine if you’re still finishing school. It’s fine if you are still looking for a better job, or for any job at all. It’s fine if you haven’t had sex yet, or haven’t gotten your driver license yet. It’s fine if you haven’t gotten your own place yet. It’s fine if you are still figuring things out, saving money, putting the pieces together. It’s fine.

    Don’t feel jealous of or lesser than people your age who have done these things. You don’t know what obstacles they faced to get there and they don’t know what you’ve faced. Don’t undermine the progess you have made.

    Because, trust me, you have made progress. Even if it hasn’t materialized yet in the traditional way.

    You are still young. Like really young.

    You got time.

    WAYS TO SUPPORT/BE AN ALLY

    Here is a compilation of places to donate (IF you can, simply reblogging and sharing this can help) and petition to sign. I found these websites and organizations on twitter.

    DONATIONS

  • <>THE MINNESOTA  FREEDOM FUN<>D: Donate to this to collect funds to pay jail bonds for the protesters who get arrested.
  • <>BLACK LIVES MATTER: An organization fighting for the BLM movement. Donate if you can. 
  • <>BLACK VISIONS MN: an organization that is led by Black, Queer and Trans people. Donate if you can.
  • <>NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Fights for the overall equality fight. Donate if you can.
  • PETITIONS

  • <>Willie Simmons has spent 38 years in prison for a $9 robbery. He had two prior convictions similar to robbery that he served time for. He was prosecuted under the Alabama Habitual Offender law and was given a life sentence for his third strike - stealing 9 (NINE) dollars. Sign his petition. 
  • <>Breonna Taylor was killed by police who were conducting an UNANNOUNCED drug raid, where they gave no request to enter. They bashed her door and entered, shooting her EIGHT times. They were in the WRONG HOUSE. 
  • <>George Floyd was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck and suffocated him to death, after George pleaded with the officer and told him he couldn’t breathe. The officer had pulled him from where he sat in his car on an alleged FORGERY. You can also text “FLOYD” to 55156
  • <>ARREST THE OFFICERS WHO KILLED GEORGE FLOYD: The main police officer who murdered George is being kept in PROTECTIVE CUSTODY. You probably have heard he was arrested, but this is NOT TRUE. He was placed under PROTECTIVE custody because of the riots and “threats” on his life. 
  • If you know of ANY other organizations or petitions, PLEASE ADD TO THIS LIST. The fight for justice doesn’t end here, it will never end. Especially when the president of the United States calls white supremacists good people and protesters of a mans death THUGS. USE YOUR VOICE. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE. FUCK COPS. FUCK “BLUE LIVES”. ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER!

    the minnesota freedom fund is asking folks to donate to other organizations instead. the specific ones they listed are black visions, linked above, and these two:

  • <>northstar health collective,<> organized healthcare professionals working with anti-authoritarian groups
  • <>reclaim the block, a collective that aims to redistribute funding away from police and towards more community-oriented projects in minneapolis
  • these are the links i send to my facebook friends who keep running their mouths about “the protests hurting the community”

  • <>minnehaha food shelf &calvary church food shelf are both centered in the south minneapolis area where the riots started. the grocery stores in the area have been decimated, so food shelves and food insecurity charities need a lot of love right now.
  • <>northside funders group is a philanthropic group in the twin cities that’s using all its funds right now for helping local businesses
  • <>migiziis a native american media/history nonprofit whose office was destroyed in the riots
  • <>we love lake street is devoting funds specifically towards rebuilding the lake street area in south minneapolis
  • some more groups that could use your help

  • <>the healing justice foundation<> is a national nonprofit that’s specifically focusing on mental health resources for bipoc right now
  • <>ctulis a nonprofit focused on low-wage workers and workers rights in minnesota
  • <>mpd 150 is focused on policing and specifically trying to reroute the conversation from “we need to change police procedures” to “the police need structural reform”
  • <>the spiral collective<> is providing funds for supplies, medic kits, and other things that protesters will need on the ground
  • <>unicorn riot<> is a media collective that has had people on the ground filming every night in minneapolis
  • last but not least some more bail funds

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