Racism - "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts4:51 AM
They'll be a protest this weekend at Washington Sqaure Park this weekend in NY, in the mist of all the tragic deaths of Black males in America by White Cops. Before we take the blog back to America i thought I would do a post on what is going on there at the moment. Its all over the internet. Protests, Riots all peaceful of course with cops getting away with killing men of African American decent.
On our first week in NY we heard the terrible murder of Mike Brown had taken place.
On the flight home we had to take a plane to LA to connect to our international flight.
After safety videos, seatbelts and taking off everyone connected to the tv screens.
I kid you not on every news channel were the peaceful protests happening in Ferguson, Missouri. I was so shocked to see so much coverage on this. While everyone was watching tv shows and movies I had my head stuck into the news and was intrigued to see the people of American come together and fight for justice and coined the phrase "Hands Up, Don't Shoot".
Recently a man by the name of Eric Garner was arrested and there was a cop who had him in a choke hold (which is illegal). The man had repeatedly said "I Can't Breathe" in the video but was ignored and later on passed away. The police who had him got away scout free. Again. There have been protests all over the country and all over the world in support of Eric Garner and the special treatment of white police men in the US.
Even though The Aussie news didn't really show much, the internet was flooded with posts. Celebrities from all backgrounds showed their support and demanded change.
Over the last few weeks some powerful sport stars from the NBA such as Derrick Rose, LeBron James & Kevin Garnett were seen wearing "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts before their games.
The way fashion can start movement without having to say anything is one of the many reasons I started blogging. Lets hope with all the attention and support that things change and justice is served.