June 01, 2020 at 03:06PM
Harry Styles made his own statement on the Black Lives Matter protests yesterday, expressing his solidarity for all those marching and urging others to join him in donating to bail funds.
“I do things every day without fear, because I am privileged, and I am privileged every day because I am white,” he began his post on Twitter and Instagram. “Being not racist is not enough, we must be anti racist. Social change is enacted when a society mobilizes. I stand in solidarity with all of those protesting. I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers. Look inwards, educate yourself and others. LISTEN, READ, SHARE, DONATE and VOTE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
Protests have been happening across the country and around the world the past couple days, following the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin. Chauvin has been fired and arrested. He has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
There are many organizations you can help as protests continue. They include organizations working on the ground in Minneapolis, like the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which pays bail for low-income individuals; Black Visions Collective, which works to organize black communities in Minnesota; Reclaim the Block, which works to move money from the police department into other parts of the city that promote health and safety; and the North Star Health Collective, which provides health care services and resources to protestors.
Outside of Minneapolis, you can donate to legal fees and bail-out funds and supporting organizations including the Know Your Rights Camp founded by Colin Kaepernick, the Brooklyn Bail Fund, the Bail Project, the National Bail Fund Network, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the ACLU, the Atlanta Solidarity Fund, and Free Them All for Public Health.