Your Voice Matters

Your Voice Matters

This blog has long held to a no-politics rule, and by extension no social issues.  I’m choosing to break that rule today.  The social justice issues that have come to a head in the last week-and-a-half are much bigger than politics; they are about the core of humanity itself.  Today’s post is a transcription of the excellent Black Lives Matter published by @pittfootball earlier this week.  There will be more social-justice themed content coming behind it (as well as topical football and basketball content as always).  I encourage you read, watch, consider, and ultimately act.  This is new ground for the Pitt POV, and it may well prove uncomfortable, but these are unprecedented times.  Speak up, and Hail to Pitt.

How you all doing, this is Shocky Jacques-Louis here at the University of Pittsburgh, and I just wanted to let everybody know…your voice matters.  You know…even if racism isn’t happening around you, it hasn’t happened once in your life, your voice matters, you know what I’m saying?  Even if you’re not the minority group being targeted, your voice matters.  Just…letting people know that you’re aware of the situation and how wrong it is matters, everything matters.  So…don’t be afraid to use your voice, everybody has a voice.  Shocky Jacques-Louis

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