The sad reality is that the activism community is not what it seems. My first thought would be that everyone wants to join together in the fight to end Racial Discrimination and Police Brutality. I was quickly shown that this was not the case.
I had organizations reach out to me and tell me if I did not see eye to eye on their methods that we could not work together. Most of these were other white organizers trying to capitalize on their stance in the movement. Some were black organizers with a power trip only seeking clout in this movement rather than effectively making change.
Then rumors and false information were spread about me and used to discredit my character and integrity. This was done by Community Organizers, White Supremacist Groups, Government Entities, and even Family Members. With no regard for the validity of the information presented and no factual evidence to back it up either.
I have been called a:
I received thousands of death threats with people saying
I have had white supremacy groups follow me home, park outside, and my house. It got to the point where I and the other organizers in my group had to buy bulletproof vests, and guns to protect our self's.
I wanted to write this because I needed to shed light on the toxicity that is in our community. That we can not effectively create change and destroy this hatred from our culture if we are not on a unified front!
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