I am an art teacher in secondary school. I will break white silence by incorporating black artists into my curriculum and promoting learning and discussion of the racism they face or have faced and, where appropriate, how they address this in their work. I will give my pupils the opportunity to think about the privileges they may enjoy or be denied, and express positive messages of equality through art.
The black community have shouldered this burden alone for too long. It is time for us to pick up the fight. Too late but we promise it won't be too little. I have already spoken to hundreds of people in my big organisation about the change we need to see. I will speak to a thousand more. But more importantly we will help you dismantle white supremacy in every facet that it exists.
I'm a secondary school teacher and the kids in our school (past and present) have already put together an open letter/petition to get more and better diversity education and to stamp out racism in school. I will find as many ways as I can to help push this.
I am happy to stand up for what's right. A man on the train one day accused a man of acting suspiciously. The man was doing nothing wrong. I had a discussion with the accusing man and pointed out I felt he was being racist, the man had done nothing & wasn't acting suspiciously. We had a lengthy exchange and people on the train started clapping...
I am a teacher in a UK secondary school I have started a group with all staff to think of ways we can help and stop racism. We are supporting the campaign run by the black curriculum. We will be implementing change and challenging where we can. I have asked for a speaker at the next school INSET (September) to support the cause. We can make a difference through education
I am 34 year old white woman with three children, one of whom is part black American. I am ashamed to say I have never educated her on her heritage or helped her get to know her culture, I will ensure I educate myself so I can educate all of my children. I will support the fight for justice and actively encourage them to be a part of it...
I will not be silent any longer in fear of upsetting friends colleagues etc. I will speak out at every opportunity. Even if the only thing I can do is share on social media I will advance into my old age fighting for BLM
I support you. I am examining myself for nuances of racism and bias. I am watching videos, reading articles on the history of racism and slavery and sharing them with many others. Although I have a migrant history and childhood experiences of prejudice I recognise that my white skin meant I could hide. I'm proud of what the Bristol protest achieved in one historic moment that years of debate couldn't. I'm old now but will if possible attend local protests.
I will ask why when family members like posts that are racist. I will break my silence and challenge their opinions when they post messages or share messages from others that spread hate and fear. I will educate myself and my children and speak out and challenge where I can. All lives matter.
I will kneel in solidarity tomorrow in Chichester but I already speak out & will continue to do so.
Black lives matter. Nobody should be discriminated against because of the colour of their skin or their ancestry. But it happens every day. I'm sure I make mistakes all the time when interacting with/talking about people of colour. I apologise and I will try harder.
Major political and social change takes a long time unfortunately, but with small steps and a determination from many sections of society, it will happen. I stand against discrimination of any kind and with hope a better society will come.
As a white man in the UK I definitely can do more to help end this culture of racism.
I went on BLM protests in London
I am white (Irish) and old (64) but I went on BLM protests in London in spite of Covid because this movement is more important than me. I wish there was no looting as I think this is just playing into their hands. They (politicians/police) want riots!
We are all human, we all love, we all hurt, we are the same. Race, creed, religion will never change that.
The mistreatment of people based on something so ridiculous as race is ludicrous. How can this still be happening?
I’m breaking the white silence and am determined to see a positive change for all worldwide.
I will stand today with black people because Black lives matter.
I will use my voice and educate myself and learn and listen and pass on the message to everyone and anyone.
I will ask my employers and work place and community what are they doing to make a change because there is only one race and it's the human race!!
I will not stop until there is justice, equality and peace.
We can all love again
WHITE SILENCE. BROKEN
Tue, 2 Jun 2020 13:31
I HAVE SUFFERED RACISIM MY WHOLE LIFE
"I’m white im of Turkish Cypriot descent I have been affected by racism my whole life and continue to be a victim I feel the pain of any ethnic minorities you only know if you have suffered!"
Tue, 2 Jun 2020 11:09
I hope that our world slowly begins to wake up to what has taken place for so long.
Thank you for your work, and I am here to help, donate and support for as long as I live!!
Sun, 16 Aug 2020 13:32
I CALMLY ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SPEAK OUT TOO
I have always been a proud equalitarian and humanitarian who is truly colour blind to the world and judges people on who they are and what they do rather than the colour of their skin or their background. I work in an all white male environment and argued down a racist who complained about the attention given to the BLM movement. His casually racist comments over the preceeding weeks had angered me and after we butted heads (verbally) I was thanked and congratulated by others who said he needed putting in his place.
I calmly encouraged them to speak out too and not leave it to others. This is how we win the war for justice and equal treatment, by speaking out in the face of bigotry even when no-one of another ethnicity is around. I have acted this way in previous years in the face of prejudice in the workplace at other companies and hope that the majority who are fair-minded take my lead and constantly speak out, no matter how awkward or inconvenient, in the hope we will one day eliminate the privilege of unchallenged existence afforded to hate.
Thank you for what you are doing.
Peace and Love to all.
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 8:20
I’m white and ashamed of my privilege, and will be until the day that we have equality throughout the world.
Another shooting Another black man executed.
Another day we all should hang our heads in shame.
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:33
I WILL SPEAK OUT
I am a white Scotsman who fully supports the movement & no longer want to be complicit in racism due to silence.
I will speak out & defend my brothers & sisters, & I want to educate myself more to help racism to be wiped out.
I want to subscribe to your newsletters & information as I don't participate in social media.
Thanks for all you are doing & keep up the good work.
Peace & love
Tue, 6 Oct 2020 10:42
WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO DO MORE TO SUPPORT...
Is there any way I can make a regular donation to BLM UK?
Thanks for all you are doing. White people like myself need to be doing so much more to support and raise up black voices.
WHITE SILENCE. BROKEN
Tue, 2 Jun 2020 11:22
Haley you or anyone else can use botton below and decide how much or how little you would like to donate, one off or regualary!
I will speak up against those who are racist - friends or strangers and ask them why. I will question my loved ones and family and keep the conversation going and current at the dinner table, in the park, in the classroom. I promise to acknowledge my students feelings and experiences and facilitate a safe space for them to discuss race. I will listen to them.
I am reading and researching and watching films and documentaries, attempting to educate myself, family, friends and colleagues. I will share what I learn.
I will question my own biases and I will keep checking in with myself and I will never be flippant about race and racism
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 22:15
LOVE AND SOLIDARITY
I will not again excuse away racism because someone is either ‘old’ or has not been an active part of the multi-cultural nature of this country. I will challenge directly every time.
I’m sorry that I have not done this before, despite my own views. I understand the damaging impact of white silence.
I also commit to ensuring my daughter grows up as a conscious anti-racist.
Love and solidarity.
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 9:05
I WILL EDUCATE MYSELF
My friend posted online something that I did not agree with and in the past I would have just ignored it and carried on my day, but this year ... I've spent a lot of time reading, listening and watching since George Floyd was killed.
I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't give much thought to racism . But I'm learning all the time, and today when I read the post that was offensive I publicly responded to tell her that the information was not correct.
I plan to keep learning, keep taking opportunities to stop racism as and when they arrive and stop perpetuating white patriachy.
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 19:26
CALL OUT RACISM
I will intervene when I see racism, I will call out any form of racism, I will educate myself continuously, I will listen to people of colour. I will combat my own white privileges.
Thu, 8 Oct 2020 9:13
SUPPORTING THE MOVEMENT
Me and my wife want to help break white silence and willing to do anything to support the movement
JAKE & WIFE
Tue, 29 Sep 2020 5:09
I WILL BREAK MY SILENCE
"I am a 41 year old white guy. I grew up in Derby and have never considered myself as racist.
However, I am ashamed to say that it was only today whilst discussing the murder of George Floyd that I realised that I had no idea what 'White Privilege' actually means.
I will break white silence by continuing to educate myself and calling out racial prejudice."
WHITE SILENCE. BROKEN
Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:46
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Black Lives Matter. I'm white and stand up to fight against racism, oppression and injustice. Lets end this racist scourge on our society and world. We as white people must take responsibility and challenge racism and injustice in our homes, communities, workplaces and institutions that continue to marginalise our black brothers and sisters. For to long our black brothers and sisters have had to live and deal with the daily trauma of injustice. Stand up, be proud, fight for what is right, Black Lives Matter
Sun, 23 Aug 2020 13:22
MY 7 YR OLD SON
After hearing about George Floyd and the protests on the news, My 7 year old son asked me, "But dad, why are people nasty to people who are a different colour, we are all human and they're people just like us".
I was lost for words. I just hugged him tight and said you are right son and never let anyone tell you otherwise.
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 16:35
I WILL EDUCATE MYSELF
I will speak up when I see Racism and I will seek to educate myself to see it more clearly.
Sat, 29 Aug 2020 9:14
All I want is total racial equality in our world!!!
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 10:17
STANDING IN SOLIDARITY
Hello Black Lives Matter, thank you for all you do.
I just wanted to say that as a straight, white middle class chap I realise that I have have had a lot power. Has my life been easy, well no but has it been as challenging as somebody of colour? Of course not.
Do I understand the realities faced by black people in the UK? Of course not but I can stand in solidarity and support you!
Sun, 4 Oct 2020 10:55
JOIN THE FIGH
By inaction I have been guilty of condoning racism. I will end that part of my life and join the fight to end all prejudice now.
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:39
TELL US HOW YOU HAVE OR WILL BREAK
WHITE SILENCE. RACISM
Tell us how you dealt with or will deal with racist remarks, act of discrimination; be it an everyday comment or a blatant performed act of racism.
Racism is Racism.
What will you say or what will you do next time?
Be part of the NEW Revolution that finds another way, a way to break white silence and mental chains of racism, so black people no longer have to continue to fight, an unjust fight they cannot win alone without solidarity of white citizens, white allies and or without uprising that only serves to hurts us all and breaks down society.
White silence perpetuates racism. End WHITE SILENCE.
Black people don't want to fight to survive they want to live another way, a just and fair way.
BUT until then black citizens will have little choice than to create BLACK NOISE and protest when confronted with a shield of WHITE SILENCE.
BLACK PEOPLE will fight even though their bodies are tired and rise to fight another day for justice and equality and fight for as long as it take...
If you're white and anti-racist stand with us shoulder to shoulder, and we with stand to shine with you too!
Send us a message on how you have or will prepare to BREAK WHITE SILENCE.
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE
BLACK LIVES MATTER
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