An open letter to my white friends
When they come for me, maybe this year, maybe the next, whenever they come for me I will need allies. I will not need people to be afraid for themselves. I will not need people to acknowledge their limitations. I will not need anyone to call my mother. I will need you, my white friends, to stand up and say "It is wrong that you do this to my black friend." Yes, refer to me as your black friend, so that no one can forget me. I do not think it will be other black people that will come for me. So you as a white person standing up for me will have an extra significance. If you need help with the idea of doing this, watch all 12 minutes of a white man standing for his black friends.