✐ NOTE: using tragedy and killings as a means to increase your popularity is disrespectful. it can also be hurtful to people of different backgrounds, breaking the scratch guidelines. comments advertising will be reported, repeated advertisement will lead to direct reporting in accordance to the first scratch guideline: Be Respectful.
✰ to curate, you must be active on this studio, participating in debates and discussions, and helping out others! if you feel that you have done all of these things, contact, @programherstudios, or @RavenpuffGrl as we may not see your comment :)
› NO ADVERTISING
› you are free to voice your opinions and explain to others your point of view, but please refrain from hurting people’s feelings and being rude
› however, it would be best to not say "ALM" or "Blue Lives Matter" or such here, as this is a BLM studio :)
› only add projects related to supporting Black Lives Matter and helping the cause, nothing unrelated, please
› we do not tolerate any kind of sexism, racism, homophobia, or any other form of hate here
› no Scratch “Petitions”
› please do not force your religion onto others or use it against us
✰ table of contents for our (long) description
2. a person to remember (a
person that was inflicted by
police brutality and/or racism)
3. petitions (why we do not
accept scratch petitions, REAL
petitions that you should sign
and petition requests)
✄ question of the week:
What is a good book you would recommend to people who want to know more about race, police brutality, and similar topics?
✄ a person to remember:
John Lewis was a massive part of the Civil Rights movement, and a US politician, until he died earlier this year to pancreatic cancer. He has served as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, and he was one of the "Big Six," who helped plan the famous March on Washington. He also led one of the Selma to Montgomery Marches, which crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he and the marchers were stopped and attacked by state troopers. He also served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district. His legacy will carry on for years to come, just as MLK's did, and just as every other black victim of violence or Civil Rights activist's will. May he rest in peace.
read more here:
please do not put scratch signature "petitions" because they do not make a real change
here are some real petitions you can sign:
if you have any other petitions please contact one of the managers or post it in the comments section!
hello there! if you haven’t been sleeping for months, then you are probably aware of the protests. all over the United States (and even the world) protests have taken place as a response to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake, and too many others deaths. police brutality is not okay. racism is not okay. we need to change the fact that people of color, especially African Americans, are oppressed and not treated the same way as whites.
this studio is a place to honor George Floyd and the many victims of police brutality and ignorant racism. this studio is a way for people to express their feelings and worries about this topic, but also informing people on the current situation. this studio is meant to help inform and educate. if you don’t agree with this studio, please remain respectful. we want people to feel accepted.
the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was created because of the experiences, fears, and problems that Black people face. Many people have used “all lives matter” as a way of saying that all people face similar challenges regardless of their race. This is not true. The purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement isn't to exclude others, but to highlight the violence and racism that Black people face every day in hopes of changing it. So we ask that you not say “all lives matter” when you see someone else saying “Black Lives Matter” on Scratch." -Scratch Team
› too see a more elaborated reason why you shouldn't say ALM please look at this :): (https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/27476336/comments/#comments-97692085)
we would also like this studio to be a way to educate people about the inequality and injustice in this world. so, before you comment and add projects, please read the rules :)
peace my dudes ✨