Black Lives Matter T-Shirt4874535_474
Black Lives Matter was started seven years ago in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It began with a simple hashtag - #BlackLivesMatter - before people began taking to the streets to protest against inequality and violence. The phrase had first been used in a Facebook post by Alicia Garza called 'A Love Letter to Black People' following Zimmerman's acquittal in 2013 before it was shared with the hashtag and a movement was borne online.
If you’re not black, one of the most important things you can do right now is to learn something about the situation. Read up on why people are protesting. Check out the many links being posted on social media about police brutality, racial inequality, and historical injustice in the USA, the UK, and other countries. As well as speaking out, take some time to listen and absorb the stories and messages coming from the black community.
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center