03 Jun How to fix #BlackoutTuesday & #TheShowMustBePaused posts.
Yesterday, a massive sea of “Black Lives Matter” supporters embraced #BlackoutTuesday & #TheShowMustBePaused demonstration by posting a black square on social media. What happened next, unfortunately, disrupted the actual cause these types of demonstrations were designed for and tore down many years of hard work for the Black community.
The use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused demonstrations actually drowned out the grid with an overflow of black squares, making it difficult to find resources on how to help the cause or ideas on how to be more aware and educate yourself and others.
“Now when I go to the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag grid, all I see is a sea of black squares! This is horrifying.” one concerned citizen proclaimed.
Today, there is still spill over from the unintentional mistake, and many are taking to social media or other outlets to help correct this. If you have yet to remove the Black Lives Matter hashtag from your #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused posts, please go back and do so. Then, should you see that your colleagues, friends, and clients who also participated in #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused yesterday have not removed the hashtag, make them aware so that they too can remove this hashtag from their Tuesday demonstration. Together, we can correct this.
Yesterday, in our #BlackoutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused post, we listed many ways to help as well as a guide to Ant-Racists Resources. The purpose of yesterday’s halt to work was so that you and your circle could find ways to support the cause. If you missed it, here is the list again. Thank you Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, for sharing these several calls to action listed below, including a reading list called “Anti-Racism Resources. Please feel free to share this post or simply copy and paste just this list so you can share with others.
- If you have been impacted by the recent events, take a break – there is a lot going on and sometimes we all just need a minute. Take that minute.
- Help the family of George Floyd HERE.
- Fight for Breonna Taylor HERE.
- Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery HERE.
- Want to help protesters? Donate to one or more community bail funds HERE.
- Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause.
- Want to connect with leaders building grass roots campaigns? Click HERE.
- Are you an ally and want to learn more? Here are some anti-racism resources.
Please share, as those of us who are fighting for justice need things like this to go viral. Should you feel scattered in heartache, or feel too overwhelmed to do research, its lists like this, made directly from leaders within the movement, that can be a beneficial tool to help put many resources in the palm of your hand so that you can support. We here at Style Lush TV and the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative will do our best to do our part and continually, share this information with as many people as possible.🖤