Words and Photography: Darrel Hunter of @modehunter
Standing up and protesting is a strong display of solidarity and show of conviction, but it doesn’t stop here. This cold hearted execution and abuse of Black people is unfortunately not new. The recent murder of George Floyd once again brought the reality that there is a system built to convince us our lives do not matter. We have heard stories before, seen it played out in front of our eyes, on our televisions, on our devices and on our streets. Many have not suffered the fate of death, but have faced daily discrimination, verbal abuse, emotional suffering, financial restrictions and much more based solely on the color of our skin. Simply, we are fed up.
Here in the UK we realize this isn’t just an American issue but a global issue. We are not exempt. Injustice against one, is an injustice against all and we are united in a commitment to change. We stand with all the families still grieving from the untimely loss of their loved ones. We stand against the racial injustices of our brothers and sisters not just today but always. This fight is not confined to protests and just one court case, we must use everything we have in each space we occupy. Whether it is donating, speaking, teaching or anything else. Use your voice, help your communities, stand up in your jobs.