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Delawareans Share Messages of Love and Solidarity in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death

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As our country grieves over the death of George Floyd, here’s how Delawareans are reacting and spreading messages of love and equality.


Messages of grief, outrage and solidarity have flooded our timelines in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. Delaware saw multiple protests calling for justice over the weekend, and locals have taken to social media to share their responses.

Delaware leaders and celebrities have also participated in Blackout Tuesday on June 2, a movement meant to spread awareness and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement.

From messages of love and equality to posts about taking action to enact change, here’s how Delawareans are reacting.


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My heart aches for my community. I am only 17 years old, yet I have grown up in a world where black men, women, and children being killed has become commonplace; Where turning on the news and seeing yet another name added to the list of our dead is normal. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF IT. This should not be happening. There should not have to be another Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ahmaud Arbery, or George Floyd for there to be CHANGE. I don’t want to live in a world where I’m terrified that every time my big brother goes out, he might not come back. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This blatant racism needs to stop! This has been going on for far too many years. Black people deserve to be treated equally and with respect! The time is NOW for ALL people to speak up and use their voices, no matter their color. Use your voice to fight for equality and help bring unity to our world! And if you don’t use your voice to help the movement, WE SEE YOU. We see you allowing these injustices to continue happening; We see you being apart of the problem. Be on the right side of history ✊🏾• Please see my highlight ‘BLM’ to see how you can help. • • • #blacklivesmatter #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #EnoughIsEnough #jointhemovement #POC #georgefloyd #useyourvoice #beavoice #netde #inwilmington #inwilm #letmebreathe #justiceforbreonnataylor #justiceforahmaud #trayvonmartin #equality #stopkillingus #blackvoicesheard #racism #spreadlove #endracisim #georgefloyd #speakup

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Black lives matter. 🖤#blackouttuesday

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We will be muting our social media accounts today as a token of respect and to open up the space to learn to be more intentional, antiracist people. We see you, we hear you, and we stand with you. We’ve been given a voice and want to use our platform to showcase love in all its forms. And we will continue to do so. We believe that showing love at this time is stopping to absorb the pain of long-standing demands for unmet justice for BIPOC. We are grieved by the continued disregard for the lives of people of color and hope to amplify the voices crying out for justice and equality by minimizing distraction. We urge all of our followers to listen to these cries as well. To get involved in your respective communities. To stand up for truth in unjust situations. When possible, to donate to antiracist organizations, both globally and closer to home in your own neighborhoods and cities. We all have work to do, so let’s approach it together with love. #blackouttuesday Black Lives Matter

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We have been silent for days in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. We have been grieving, listening, and learning. We have been reflecting on how best to contribute meaningfully to the conversation while not simply adding to the noise. It may be uncomfortable to dive into this conversation with us, but right now it is our responsibility to be uncomfortable and upset about the injustice in this country. I can’t look at photos or video of George Floyd in his last moments without sobbing. But I have the privilege of being able to look away. Black people do not necessarily have that privilege, for it is the reality of their lives in America. If you are white, it is time to take a long, careful look into your own biases and those of the people around you. Try not to shy away from the hard work of undoing your own prejudices. If you are not white – we stand with you. We are so sorry this is still happening. We will keep trying to be better. To everyone – if you are feeling confused, angry, sad, if you agree with us or disagree with us, we are always open to talk. If you’d like, you can comment below or send us a message and we can hopefully help each other through this. – -Erin and Michael The Honey Badgers ___ We rounded up some educational resources and ways to do good in our Monday email newsletter – link in bio.

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