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.
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.
Black history and white history is entwined with white pillage. White domination, white supremacy, white power and white denial of atrocities against black bodies handed down by the white hand. The long suffering trauma was no more highlighted, witnessed by billions of black, white, brown, a huge population of the world lived through the long enduring death, 8 minutes and 46 seconds murder of George Floyd on Monday 25th May 2020 in the USA. A white American police officer calmly knelt on the neck of a black American, another human being until he was dead.
8 Minutes, 46 Seconds of Black History on Monday 25th June 2020 represents a mass of untold stories of murder of black bodies and injustices of black lives by white hands - The visual murder of George Floyd shocked humanity to the core!
The past, silenced, hardly spoken of and current history of white power, supremacy and domination over black people and nations, the false and selective history has to reckon with and reconciled. The action of making amends for wrongs and injuries has to be resolved to have any chance in ever moving forward.
Rhetoric, virtual signalling is not enough for the appalling shameful period of British history to be able to simply say "That was the past, let's move on", when still the domination of black bodies continually exist in modern times. These are the days of reckoning.
Past mistakes and misdeeds must be fully acknowledged, action to immediately dismantle systemic racism, systematic racial discrimination and social and criminal injustices to create fairer and just systems where all people are equal, not simply written in policies, bills, criminal acts that are not worth the paper they are written on.
We can't go back we can only go forward, however, black people don't and will not forget, and it’s time to make amends.
Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with either Black Lives Matter USA or the political arm of the Black Lives Matter (Activist Coalition) UK who are purported to be affiliated with BLM USA.
We operate as an inclusive non-political unifying arm of the Black Lives Movement in the UK. United we stand with allies fighting the cause in breaking down the walls of silence that uphold and sustains racism in Britain.
The revolutionary, revolutionist is an architect of change, not just or necessary a radical activist in its severity, but means business nevertheless. The revolutionary wants to sweep away the bad institutions and social relations of the present. And the black lives matter revolutionary has a vision of the new society which the black lives matter campaign and movement is aiming at creating, the need to reconstruct is not absent from reasonable discussion in fact the art of breaking silence is to breakdown the walls of racism.
The revolutionary is intellectually committed to the achievement of a new concrete social order that is better than the present; and this means we are committed to demonstrating the feasibility of the new order that eradicate systemic and systematic racism in our society, exposing, stripping and cleansing the racist mindset of individuals, society and that specially distinguish and immorally stands it's self superior to another.
Black Lives Matter campaign is to send out a persistent message loud and clear that it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to anyone else, and not necessarily an endorsement of a political movement. We stand with our allies to educate, break the silence and to stamp our racism for good.
Black Lives Matter had become a slogan, an expression of unity for people from all communities, ethnicities who believe it is unacceptable to treat black people differently to anyone else.
Our community supporters and allies are made up of ordinary people in Britain with supporter across the world
Of course we would never claim to speak everyone and this why we give people a platform and voice to talk for themselves.
Many ordinary people are concerned as many activists fighting for racial and social justice, some will and can only do and wish to do it in another way.
We take a non-partisan stance to support and further the cause that black lives matter, we have promote no political position at, black people, brown people, white people, allies will hold a wide variety of views that are their own and can still be an ardent and strong supporter of black lives matter. Being a strong supporter of black lives matter should determine an anti-racists vote for and anti-racist party and stand against racism and will break their silence. Being non-racist isn’t enough to eradicate racism from our society.
Defunding the police:
We get asked this a lot!
Not everyone understand in essence what ‘defunding the police’ actually means and are extremely alarmed on hearing it through the media, and negative press and narrative to sway people away from the traction black lives matter cause has harnessed. The public often mistakes defunding the police for either abolishment or taking away all funding from the police service; this is not what defunding the police means.
However, though we feel there may be merit within the boundaries and full understanding of meaning of the term, to divert portions of funding to other services in the community who would be in a better position to understand and adequately support, are better qualified than the police surrounding youth, youth services, mental health in the community we do not have or hold any positon on defunding the police without and until the wider sections of society understanding what it all entails, so at this time would not at all want to support as a viable option to promote.
We do and will work with all people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds who support and understand black lives matter, and matter as much and equal to white lives.
Black people have the fundamental right to live, be educated, equal opportunity to work, access to health care and services, and to be treated as equals within all societal systems, institutions and social settings that at present and past 400 years of black residency in the UK has and is denied on par with white people, regardless of the laws of the land, race and equal rights acts created to protect from racial discrimination is hardly worth the paper it’s written on.
We've found many come to this site to vent, shout, make some noise, for those hurting, others quietly tell of enduring racism and those declaring they have been complicit in supporting racism all their lives with white silence and no longer wish to remain silent and pledge to never to be silent or silenced again. Change is going to come.
We're attempting to work together to break white silence what is the perpetrating vehicle that oils the spinning wheels that carries and supports and enables racists to thrive, rise and flourish keeping racism alive in Britain. Racism should never be driven by silence or have a comfortable home to reside.
We work, concurrently, simultaneously at the same time independent BLM activist’s coalitions groups across the UK and world, some activists work covertly and overtly with ordinary people work campaigning, taking to the streets and straight to the heart of the people fighting racial, social and criminal injustice.
There are many independent activist groups across the UK who do and will not publicly identify themselves, nor having leadership or declare leadership, no office base or website to go to, having a small or for some a huge interest and following, preferring a profile status on social media platforms alone.
All connections for sponsorship, donations, payments is either direct from our websites listed below or a single paypal me link, this is a security so you know where to find us. All links should lead from or to our websites.
We do this so the upcoming and next generation of back children, black adults WILL NOT have to be told "you have to work double as hard as a white person" and for the less BUT to be equal to white counterparts in all areas of societies and systems and so black people WILL be able to fully participate in all levels of society that black people have are and have previously been denied access and excluded from for so long because of the colour of skin.
Black children need to be treated fairly in education. Black boys need no longer to be easy targets for police as soon as they reach 10-11, age of criminal responsibility, a target because of their black skin. Black people need no longer to be brutalised by the police service and accept that's the way it is. no more. Black people have finally had enough.
Use our Contact Us page to touch base with us and help us break down racism that takes place in everyday life in the UK for every person with black and brown skin.
If you want to partner with us, sponsor us, promote a campaign, events or alike get in touch. This space is built for voices, let's break the silence. BLACK LIVES MATTER!
As the dust settles on recent world events and we settle back into our normal lives, spontaneous, donations, interest, support for a cause performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse or inclination, an emergency or tramua and without premeditation or external stimulus will soon dry up and this is when we need your support more than ever to be able to continue the fight for black lives, to make black lives matter in Britain.
If you can afford to consider making a regular contribution, no matter how small would be great or maybe a one off is better than none and will and will help us to continue fighting the cause!