Updated: Jun 12
This is not a debate. This is not a matter of opinion. Black Lives Matter.
My next Google Adsense payout will go towards black organizations.
Expect changes. If you are a creator and would like to come together to create meaningful content that can reinvigorate those on the ground fighting for Black Lives Matter please reach out. Hopefully, together we can organize effectively to promote this content and potentially secure donations for the purpose of change.
Although I will continue to create content that you’ve been supporting, different angles and topics will also be approached highlighting not only the work of black voices in the gaming industry but also those of all people of color and the LGBTQIA community. This is not a game. This is real life. It is time we all step up.
As a Dominican I am very aware of racism and colorism spread even within my own culture. We can't continue to watch black men, women and children die at the hands of the police or government.
I am thankful for police officers like those in Flint and Camden who showed solidarity with protestors - but that is not enough. They need to do better. They ALL need to do better. We need to make them do better.
VOTE. Raise your voice. Do not let this President knock you down. RISE UP. And when protesting, do NOT incite violence or looting because black people will suffer the consequences of your actions. People are in pain. That pain is one only black people can fully understand. Do not use this time to focus on the looting. Focus on what led us here. Martin Luther King said, “Social justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of riot prevention.” People have been murdered. Use your privilege and work towards justice and progress.
I am well aware that I will lose followers due to this. I do not care about losing followers. I refuse to be a creator who stays silent and allows the people that support them to suffer.
Say their names. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Sandra Bland. Tony McDade. There are so many more. Take a stand.
If you have any suggestions on how I can do better for you as a creator please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you ever feel threatened or harassed by someone in the comment section of my videos please report the comment and reach out to me. I try my best to moderate comments but I do miss things.
Wishing health and safety to you all, Denisse Takes denissetakes.com
I could not find a comprehensive list of donations links for businesses impacted by the riots. If you know of any please share them.