☕Morning fam, St. Louis is having yet another march. I lost count of how many marches, vigils and rallies we’ve had for victims this past year, let alone since Ferguson or the last mass shooting. St. Louis still hasn’t figured out it can’t march itself out of the issues plaguing the region. Money is being allocated to fund everything except the mental heal and well being of those dealing with the consequences of decades of systemic failure. A march is easy. It gives elected leaders a platform to pretend to care. It gives orgs opportunities to apply for more grants with zero metrics or accountability. It gives actorvists another opportunity to brand themselves or come up off the trauma of others. It doesn’t address the root causes or the trauma victims are experiencing or the community. It didn’t after the last mass shooting. It didn’t during Ferguson. And sadly it won’t prevent the next tragedy, in fact it almost guarantees it. It’s only a matter of time.

☕Morning fam, St. Louis is having yet another march. I lost count of how many marches, vigils and rallies we’ve had for victims this past year, let alone since Ferguson or the last mass shooting. St. Louis still hasn’t figured

Read more☕Morning fam, St. Louis is having yet another march. I lost count of how many marches, vigils and rallies we’ve had for victims this past year, let alone since Ferguson or the last mass shooting. St. Louis still hasn’t figured out it can’t march itself out of the issues plaguing the region. Money is being allocated to fund everything except the mental heal and well being of those dealing with the consequences of decades of systemic failure. A march is easy. It gives elected leaders a platform to pretend to care. It gives orgs opportunities to apply for more grants with zero metrics or accountability. It gives actorvists another opportunity to brand themselves or come up off the trauma of others. It doesn’t address the root causes or the trauma victims are experiencing or the community. It didn’t after the last mass shooting. It didn’t during Ferguson. And sadly it won’t prevent the next tragedy, in fact it almost guarantees it. It’s only a matter of time.

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