Amara La Negra
The US is going through a historical moment right now, where we're fighting to change a system that hasn't been equal for everyone. The recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have led to protests demanding equality and justice for the Black community.
We all need to come together as one, and Latinx shouldn't be the exception. While I've personally seen acquaintances still confused as to why this movement is called Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter, I'm also proud to see a lot of our artists and public personalities using their platform to educate as well as joining the cause.
The fact is, the biggest problem right now is this one. And by joining the cause, becoming an ally, joining the protests, donating if you're able, and calling out problematic language a lot of us grew up listening to — "pelo malo," "mejorar la raza," encouraging you to straighten your hair, telling you not to tan because you'll turn "negra" like it's a bad thing — we can begin to create tangible change that can later positively affect our community as well.
Like journalist Paola Ramos wrote, "change start with acknowledgement," and we need to start having these conversations with our parents, tías y tíos, abuelos, and even coworkers.
Ahead are some of the Latinx and Spanish artists and personalities who have shown support for Black Lives Matter. Y tú, qué esperas?