Your Instagram Story Is Not Enough

After social media forgets, what are you doing to fight for Black lives?

A photo of protestors recording videos on their phones.
People use their cell phones to record a speaker during a protest against police brutality on June 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the 12th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

It’s too easy for people to share viral moments on Twitter or Instagram and think that they have done their part.

A post on social media — particularly one that disappears in 24 hours — is a low price to pay in the name of a cause you care about.

Do not portray your commitment to a cause on social media without backing it up in person. Practice what you preach.

Undergraduate student in Political Science and History

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