Black Lives Matter called for a strike today and encouraged people to stay away from work and participate in a silent march. I heard a representative on the local news this morning saying that they want black people to be at the front and then allies who are people of color and then white allies. A march against racism sorting people by race? I kept thinking, "Whites have to go to the back of the bus."
Below is an excerpt from a Seattle Times news entry (at least white people got to come before the bikes).
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County said the event is a Black-led event and is asking that participants respect the following march procession order:
- Black Lives Matter leadership
- Black youth
- Black community members
- People of color
- Elected and appointed officials, political candidates
- White Allies