Black Lives Matter guide

Digital home care service Yoopies has launched an online Black Lives Matter guide to help parents during Black History Month.

Friday, 23rd October 2020, 2:42 pm

The last few months have seen movements advocating an end to racial inequality on a mass scale which can often.

“Current affairs aren’t always tangible or immediately clear, especially from a child’s perspective,” said a Yoopies expert.

“Many children may have questions about the images, stories, and conversations they hear on the news and around them.

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“As parents, if we haven’t already, it is our responsibility to engage in positive and open discussions about race and racism with our children at home.”

The guide is aimed at helping families discuss the topic of race and how to approach it.

“Perhaps you grew up never talking about race, or perhaps you regularly face discrimination,” added the spokesman.

“This guide aims to provide resources, advice, and tips to ensure everyone is aware of racial inequality present in modern-day society, as well as to share tools and knowledge to combat racism today.

“Racism and race is not a one-conversation topic, and our guide by no means contains all the answers.

“We simply hope to provide the foundations of a good place to start, to help inspire discussion and empower families to work towards racial equality in their immediate sphere of influence.

“If you haven’t got kids, not to worry: whilst our guide includes child-friendly analogies and resources, the content is inclusive material for both parents and non-parents alike. “

In 2012, 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin was killed by a member of neighbourhood watch, George Zimmerman.

The police told Zimmerman not to pursue Trayvon for looking suspicious, but he didn’t listen and fatally shot him.

There was a lot of racial bias during the trial and Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime.

In response, the Black Lives Matter movement was formed.

“The organisation, Black Lives Matter, seeks to eradicate white supremacy, stop violence inflicted on Black communities, and create a safe space for Black communities, imagination, and innovation,” added the Yoopies spokesman.

“Whilst Black Lives Matter is not a new movement, its message is central to the present anti-racist movement in response to the death of George Floyd.

“The movement speaks out against police brutality and unaccountability, not solely with regard to George Floyd, but also Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the thousands of victims wrongly treated by the police.”

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