First of all, as a non-American white Latina woman, I cannot speak on the experiences of Black Americans, and therefore this article is intended to inform allies of the Black community on how we can best support the Black Lives Matter movement within our college campuses. 

Some of us have recently found out posting a black square, watching Ava DuVernay’s 13thon Netflix and signing a few petitions won’t end racism. Don’t get me wrong — it’s great that we are all finally waking up to systemic racism but we shouldn’t be patting ourselves on the back for a week of social media posts after living our whole lives neglecting a system that oppresses people based on skin color.

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