Myriads of protesters are hitting the streets to support the Black Lives Matter movement and to demand justice for Black Americans who have been killed — and continue to be killed — by police officers.
A couple weeks ago, January Jones and her 8-year-old son joined a neighborhood protest, which gave us hope that more white celebrity parents will hit the streets with their kids. Jones’ actions may have influenced Fergie and her 6-year-old son, Axl, who were recently seen at a protest in California holding #BLM signs. The mother of one shared a video to Instagram, emphasizing that anti-racist education starts with parents.
In her black-and-white film, the “Big Girls Don’t Cry” singer and Axl hold signs that read “Racism stops here” and “Black Lives Matter.” Even though they didn’t join an official protest (Fergie, like many parents, is likely worried about social distancing, ongoing current police violence against children, and other safety issues), the mother-son pair joined other parents and kids to walk the streets holding signs.
The peaceful protest, which consisted of fewer than 15 people, was filled with signs that read “defund the police,” “honk 4 BLM,” and “protect Black women.” One of the youngest protesters looked no older than 5, which just goes to show that you’re never too young to learn about systemic racism and how it continues to divide our country.
“Let’s continue pushing forward so that the children of this nation don’t have to live in fear,” Fergie wrote earlier on Instagram.
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to all of the protestors who have stepped outside their homes during a global pandemic, come together with their communities, and stood up for change as the frontline against racial injustice. My unconditional allegiance is with all of you and with the entire #BlackLivesMatter movement. Let’s continue pushing forward so that the children of this nation don’t have to live in fear. It’s a new time. It’s a new season. Let’s keep moving ahead for policy change!!! (Link in bio for resources on how you can get involved.)
If you, too, are planning to protest with your kids, here are some key tips for doing it as safely as possible.
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