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Blackout Monday 9-26-2016…

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September 26, 2016 by The ReadyWriter


tumblr_static_tumblr_static_dzlauu7thdwg8k840sowwskck_640Today is September 26 and it is a blackout day. It’s not a race thing. It’s a justice thing.

The call to action by the former Grays Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington came up with a powerful way to protest police brutality in this country is by urging black people to stay at home from work on today as part of a Black Lives Matter “boycott” work protest.

No School, No work, No shopping!

Of course the protest and show of solidarity has been met with criticism, since race relations and the issues with police brutality are as heated as ever, which is why such action should be taken as a tool to rally against America’s very broken system.

Isaiah Washington posted on his Facebook page:

Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would pick ONE DAY to simply ‘stay at home’ from every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United States of America. I’m very sure that within 72 hours from Wall Street to the NFL…Black Lives Would Matter. September 26, 2016 is THE DAY. #ItsTime #CanWeDoIt? #ACallToAction #StayAtHomeSeptember262016 #RIPTerenceCrutcher #HandsUpDontShoot #Missing24

So did you “BLACKOUT” today?

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11 thoughts on “Blackout Monday 9-26-2016…

  1. Tamala says:

    yes I did.
    they kept announcing it on bls last week

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  2. Acquitta says:

    of course white folk are the ones criticizing this because they are afraid of our unity and show of solidarity.

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  3. Lexy says:

    I HAD TO WORK. BUT I’M NOT BUYING SHIT IN SHOW OF SOLIDARITY. MY EYES WILL BE CLOSED ALL THE WAY ON MY WALK TO THE SUBWAY. UNLESS I RUN CROSS A BLACK VENDOR.

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  4. Bobby says:

    I stayed home. and was glad I had an excuse to do so

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  5. Adriane says:

    No justice no peace!

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  6. Pinky says:

    now if we can just cancel Christmas….not one black dime or dollar

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  7. Neesey says:

    WHAT DO WE WANT? JUSTICE!!
    WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!

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  8. Nicole says:

    Sean Bell,
    Amadou Diallo,
    Tayvon Martin,
    Eric Gardner,
    Terrance Cutchner,
    Keith Scott,
    Philandro Decastro,
    Alton Sterling
    Michael Brown
    Tamir Rice
    Akai Gurley
    Ezell Ford
    Artago Damon Howard
    Jeremy Lett
    Lavall Hall
    Thomas Allen
    Charly Leundeu Keunang
    Naeschylus Vinzant
    These are just a few google “Black men killed by police”

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  9. Felicia says:

    I blacked out sort of.

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