Black lives matter, period.
All lives matter is not the answer to Black Lives Matter. Not all lives are in danger, but the lives of black Americans are. This is why Black Lives Matter.
An African American is 3 times more likely to die at the hands of a police officer, and the disparities run even further and deeper. Take for instance, that even during this ongoing Pandemic, black Americans have an increased chance of suffering and dying from COVID-19.
These facts alone point to long and deep-rooted inequalities within our system and society, which put African Americans at a perilous disadvantage when it comes to just safety and health. These facts alone also reveal that we have been okay with allowing an entire community of people to fall and to continue to fall.
So when you hear the words "Black Lives Matter", it's because our actions as a society have not always shown that they have mattered.
It is up to each and every one of us to change this, and it starts with listening, understanding, educating ourselves, sharing knowledge and information, and fighting for change.
At Yummiewear, we have always made it our goal to make our actions, words, and products inclusive of every community and we will continue to do so. We strive to bring people together through their love of foods and junk foods, and we use art and t-shirts as a channel to do so.
We will continue to educate ourselves and we will be sharing useful and helpful knowledge and resources on how we can all become a part of change here on our blog.