Artwork by Emily Rose Romano: Illustrator. Photographer. Videogamer. Herder of cats.

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Art of the Day

I’ve been doing an “Art of the Day” post for the last week across my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook fan pages. This is Day 5, and a very important one to me – so I wanted to share it here as well.

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Here is the original post:

Art of the Day – I don’t know what to call this one. How about “Let’s stop shooting black Americans who SHOULD have equal rights in this country” ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
 I was about to say, “I usually don’t get political with my posts on here…” but this ISN’T political to me. It’s basic human decency. Families are waking up today without a father/mother/husband/wife/brother/sister/son/daughter because they were shot, while unarmed, or shot instead of being apprehended – and yet within the last two days I see news articles about a white man 🗣shooting 🗣at 🗣police – and he is shot with beanbags and arrested alive. Even If someone has a weapon, it seems it’s possible to arrest them without death, right? Something is very wrong here. And instead people are fussing over a celebrity couple breakup?! And before you tell me who had a weapon or not – if a white man can actively shoot AT police and be arrested alive…. that’s my point. Police are saying Keith Scott had a weapon. His family said he had a book. And was disabled. Either way, he wasn’t shooting. And Terrence Crutcher certainly didn’t have a weapon. My heart is heavy and I don’t know what to do other than share my art and voice my feelings that way. I’m also all about peaceful protest and not violence. People are so angry at Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee? That’s ridiculous. I’m not even a SF fan, but I want one of his jerseys. What other way would you have people protest? Violent riots help no one and no cause. 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

TL;DR – Stop Killing Black/Minority/Disabled Americans. You can arrest people without death. America needs actual equality. #blacklivesmatter because “all lives matter” won’t be true until minority lives matter as much as white lives do.

 

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