We need to be better. #blacklivesmatter

Thursday, 4 June, 2020

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We have to be better. 

The Coffee Magazine is just two people, we are both white. We both know our privilege, we will always be learning and trying to be better. We have work to do.

We love being part of the coffee community and we strive to contribute positively to it. Following the protests erupting in USA and around the world sparked by George Floyd's death, we can't remain silent about the glaring failings of us and the systems in which we live when it comes to how we treat black humans. We believe coffee can change lives, let's make this a caring and aware community that looks after each other. #blacklivesmatter

Here are a couple useful resources we have been learning from: 

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship:

Police brutality is an issue here in South Africa too.  Read this on brutality here at home: https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/analysis-police-brutality-why-its-easier-for-cops-and-soldiers-to-target-poor-black-people-20200605

Essential Reading: Steve Biko's I Write What I Like

Feeling helpless? Look for ways to educate yourself and contribute where you can.

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