WHITE FOLKS GUIDE TO
BLACK LEAD PROTESTS
1. FOLLOW CALLS ONLY.
Do not initiate or lead calls. Your job is to follow and add your voice when it
2. DO NOT TAKE SELFIES.
Ask to take pictures or videos of individuals. You are there to witness only.
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is documentation to ensure that the true narrative is told.
3. BE HELPFUL.
Hand out water and snacks. Make sure protest leaders are hydrated and
fed. This is exhausting work, help keep their energy up.
4. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.
lf a black person tells you to do something, you do it. You respect the
authority and decisions of the black protesters at all times.
5. STAY IN THE BACK UNTIL YOU ARE CALLED FORWARD.
If you hear"white people to the front" or "allies to the front" step forward
and link arms with other white people to form a human shield.
6. WHEN YOU ARE AT THE FRONT YOU ARE SILENT.
Your job is to be a body. You are there to support only. The only voices on
the police line should be black voices.
7. REMAIN CALM AT ALL TIMES.
This is difficult. You will be emotional and your system will be flooded with
adrenaline. Remember this is life and death for the protesters. Save your
This is not a game. Joining a protest is a serious decisions. Make sure you
are there for the right reasons. Support the safety of black protesters at all
BLACK LIVES MATTER
This unironically being shared everywhere.
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