If you can’t stand for something, you’ll fall for ANYTHING ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Protesting is a useful resource to bring awareness to the importance of advocating for the Black Lives Matter Movement. But many people fell to understand its importance.
Let’s chat about it.
It is important to understand protesting as its role in human behavior. From a clinical perspective, people don’t change until they feel that they have a reason too. As long as people are getting what they need by behaving the way that they behave, they won’t do anything different.
Protesting commands attention to unjust situations. It forces those in power to reconsider their actions because what is important to them is now being jeopardized by the community. When the things that they value get threatened, people are more likely to listen and this executes change for marginalized people. While we don’t advocate for violence, we encourage freedom of expression of peaceful protests.
Protests, for the Judeo Christian Valuer, are supported by biblical scripture:
“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” ~ Proverbs 31:9
“And I charged your judges at the time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him. You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgement of God’s. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it. “ ~ Deuteronomy 1:16-17
“Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.” ~Proverbs 22:8
“Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. “ ~Proverbs 21:13
Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth? ~ Galatians 4:16
Here are resources to Help.”
Black Trans Protesters Emergency Fund
Minesotta Freedom Fund
Equal Justice Initiative
National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
The Bail Project
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Community Justice Exchange
What’s going on with our nation is changing the world. But don’t be discouraged. We are here to help. If you need help managing the emotional and psychological implications associated with these challenges, get help today. Our clinicians are waiting.