Protestors, Allies, Fighters, Keep On – #BlackLivesMatter – By Eric Toribio

“I can’t breathe!”, “I can’t breathe!”, “I can’t breathe!”

As a black Latino American living in London, a member of a historically oppressed group, I still have some access, privilege, and attention to contribute. I felt tremendous pain and guilt, watching my people fight for justice from over 3000 miles away. I donated money and shared resources, but still felt unsatisfied. Despite my efforts, I didn’t feel like I was doing my part. I found myself with an immense pressure to contribute more; to get out of my bubble, out of my relative comfort and do something, anything; but what could I do from abroad? It seemed like this was a “U.S.” problem. How should someone living in the UK react?