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A Call for Gun Reform!
Instead of a regular post, this is a call to action!
Gordon Parks | Segregation Story. Airline Terminal – Atlanta, Georgia, 1956.
Dear dear friends,
Here’s the thing about gun control: only White people—White women—in particular can fix it.
The truth is that the very reason that we have so many guns in this country is because they have been used throughout the United States’ history to police brown and Black bodies.
In particular, they were used by White men to protect their property – ie. th enslaved bodies they kept, their land, and yes—their women and children.
Until White women take a collective stand, this will not change.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum
Until White partners, mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, mistresses and lovers, all put their foot down and send a clear message to their White partners, sons, husbands, brothers, lovers, and boyfriends who take up most of the political space in Congress, this will not change.
White women will need to show that they are far more afraid of mass shootings than they are of racial integration.
Until that happens, nothing will change.
Sculpture of Rosa Parks inside bus at the National Civil Rights Museum
A group of BIPOC women who have passionately been consistently working in the fight for racial and social justice and against white supremacy are organizing an anti-gun direct action for 25K WHITE WOMEN to show up in Denver on June 5 to demand that Colorado Governor Jared Polis ban guns and buy them back.
It’s time for radical change to DO SOMETHING about all the mass shootings that are killing our kids and are uniquely American, and it's time for white women to do the work and take this one for the team.
Think of it like this, the only group of people who could have integrated buses in Montgomery were Black women who worked as domestics. Why? Because their outrage and protest upset the households of the White women they worked for—and you know the saying, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Those White women got behind the Black women they employed and told their husbands to friggin’ integrate the buses because they needed their domestics. Simple as that.
So, I don’t wanna hear all the reasons, White women can’t boycott, organize and protest. Black women did this for decades with far less privilege and resources.
If White women really want gun control, they can make that happen. It certainly be an inconvenient, time-consuming, distraction to the normal balance of your life. But guess what? So would a mass shootings if it happened in your community.
So if you’re serious, fill out the Google form linked below and mark your calendar for June 5th!