"Keep politics off IG"
"I log on to disconnect, not see more anger and hate"
"ALL lives matter"
Life is politics.
Hiking is politics.
When @publiclandshateyou puts an account on blast for not leashing their dogs in a NP this platform almost grinds to a halt because of the arguing and outrage in both directions. Where are my dog accounts now seeing a woman hysterical on the phone lying that she was being threatened by a black man, whimpering and changing her voice to make it seem like she is currently being assaulted. Her intent was to harm him. Her intent was to send the police after him to wrongfully arrest or kill him. And that is what needs to be realized here. When she did what she did there is a expectation of vengeance and it's ignorant to believe she didn't know what would happen when police respond to a call from a white woman claiming she's being attacked by a black man.
So where the fuck are you people.
A pos police officer killed an unarmed black man while people on the street beg and plead for medical help. EMS stroll up, don't preform a proper pulse check or initiate cpr - this is wrong! This was a gross miscarriage of justice from every fucking angle.
The casual disregard of black and brown lives in our country is despicable. If we are not outraged and actively speaking out then we are complicit. Logging off, unfollowing and posting goofy tbt while our brothers and sisters are being threatened or killed for jogging, bird watching or existing is privilege.
Hiking isn't for everyone if our black and brown brothers and sisters aren't included.
If you aren't an ally then you're part of the problem. So speak up. Not with fake compassion. With actions. Demand the companies you partner with to put their money into furthering BIPOC advancement in backcountry outdoor life. Demand your local police precincts be equipped with video cameras and mandated to keep them on. #georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter #justiceforahmed
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