White people do not take up space at the rallies in support of Michael Brown.

Posted: December 5, 2014 in For your information, Solidarity

This is an excellent article and should be read by all white activists. Many thanks to Joshua for publishing it on facebook. Furbirdsqueerly is in full support of this article. We also would ask that the left leave there many other causes home move from the center of this and allow a breath of fresh air in.

The fact that these guidelines established by the organizers of the Michael Brown vigil in Toronto are even the least bit “controversial” speaks to how much work there is to do. This kind of entitlement is why Malcolm X said (with a smile) that the only white person he’d have accepted in his organization would have been John Brown.
‘Non black allies’ were told to ‘refrain from taking up space in all ways possible’, ‘never be at the centre of anything’ and ‘refrain from speaking to media’ at the…

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