What we are experiencing right now is the result of centuries of systemic racism, oppression, and injustice that have gone unchecked in American society, wreaking havoc, poverty, and devastation on communities of color. The benefit of such discrimination, inequality and exploitation have directly benefited white men, both during and after slavery.
Racism is not a political issue, advocating for equality is not a political opinion, and human lives are not political pawns. All humans are created equally, and deserve a fair chance at the american dream. Our nation promises liberty and justice for all, in reality we fall short too often.
Yes, all lives matter - no one said they didn’t. In fact, we [Axol & Friends] are passionate about the lives of refugees, immigrants, the homeless, those suffering from substance abuse, or poverty due to exploitative labor systems, people unable to get treatment due to a lack of healthcare, and so many other vulnerable populations. We want to tackle all these issues, and in time we will. But today we shout black lives matter, because this affirmation is needed. Our societal systems give a different impression, treating black communities as lesser, committing callous inhumane actions and operating in disregard for black people of all ages, sexes, religions, and socio-economic status.
Our black brothers and sisters have endured more than enough pain and loss. Now it’s time to put an end to these atrocities, and to provide every black person the social, economic, and political power necessary to thrive.
As an act of solidarity we are disabling most parts of our website and only using social media as a tool for advancing this human rights movement. We love all of you who have become ambassadors of our movement, and we ask that you join us in shifting our focus to this urgent matter.
We live in an interconnected world, where many of the issues of human rights, animal rights, and environmental conservation intersect - in both obvious and unexpected ways. Regardless of your age, race, religion, or nationality there is action you can take to combat the injustice faced by black communities, and we urge you to rise to the occasion.
Read on to learn what you can do.
text "resist" to 50409
sign a petition, or several