Content note for police brutality against people of color
Hello dear disrupters!
Based on the DDP goal of not just writing things worth reading, but also of finding ways that we as a community can take action, we are starting a new series called “Promote a Petition.”
You would be surprised how much you can do (seriously) with the click of a button. Petitions through Change.org and other forums have helped bring about legislation to help people with Down’s syndrome become more financially secure, bring an Afghani interpreter’s family to safety, and got the LEGO company to agree to produce a series of female scientist lego-people, to name a few. Something about knowing that you are being watched makes people act more ethically — even a picture of eyes on the wall can do the trick. Signing your name onto one of these bad babies we’re going to start highlighting does just that: it sends a message loud and clear to the target of the petition that you, and the thousands of others you join your voice with, are watching. Continue reading