Why your social media might be full of black squares today #blackouttuesday

Head onto social media today and you might see a lot of black squares, black profile images and far less creative content than usual. #blackouttuesday

Today has been designated as ‘Black Out Tuesday,’ with the music industry taking a united stand against racism, injustice and inequality. The online protest has now been adopted across social media by millions of users.

Lots of big names including Soundcloud, Seth Rogan on Instagram and Apple on Twitter have joined the online protest.

The movement was launched following the death of George Floyd in America. Which has since sparked protests and riots across America. And even led to President Trump considering martial law across the states.

Black lives matter

“It is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community.”

If you want to support, use the #blackouttuesday on your social media. And reflect on what you can do to influence and work towards combating racial injustice.

You can also donate to NAACP. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wants to ‘eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.’

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