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Social Media & Anti-Racism

#BlackoutTuesday was created as a result of The Show Must Be Paused campaign, formed by Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang. Their goal was to get the music industry to pause promotions for 24 hours, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and instead discuss actions needed to support the Black Community. Learn more at  https://www.theshowmustbepaused.com/ and read their statement below:

**Update June 3, 2:00 pm, ET: If you posted a black square please consider deleting it. Even if you removed the BLM hashtag, your post will remain under the tag. Fully deleting the post will make it easier for Black activists to access the valuable information that’s usually included in posts with the BLM hashtag. As of now they have to wade through millions of black squares to get the info they need. If you want to show solidarity, please delete ** -Statement adapted from Ben Glover

 

** Update June 3, 11:00 am, ET: Many Black leaders found this social media campaign to be counterproductive, as it transformed into something it was not intended to be. This ultimately had the effect of stifling rather than amplifying Black voices. For more on this, please watch Brittany Packnett’s IG video. This is a helpful reminder to non-Black folks to use social media with intention and purpose and to center and amplify Black voices **

#BlackoutTuesday was created as a result of The Show Must Be Paused campaign, formed by Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang. Their goal was to get the music industry to pause promotions for 24 hours, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, and instead discuss actions needed to support the Black Community. Learn more at  https://www.theshowmustbepaused.com/ and read their statement below:

**Update June 3, 2:00 pm, ET: If you posted a black square please consider deleting it. Even if you removed the BLM hashtag, your post will remain under the tag. Fully deleting the post will make it easier for Black activists to access the valuable information that’s usually included in posts with the BLM hashtag. As of now they have to wade through millions of black squares to get the info they need. If you want to show solidarity, please delete ** -Statement adapted from Ben Glover

 

 

** Update June 3, 11:00 am, ET: Many Black leaders found this social media campaign to be counterproductive, as it transformed into something it was not intended to be. This ultimately had the effect of stifling rather than amplifying Black voices. For more on this, please watch Brittany Packnett’s IG video. This is a helpful reminder to non-Black folks to use social media with intention and purpose and to center and amplify Black voices **

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