250 years of enslavement. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Bigger than the biggest protest in history is the privilege of believing the police will protect you. Racist housing policies. Bias coded into algorithms. The adultification of Black youth by law enforcement, the legal system, and other systems of oppression. Bigger than the biggest protest in history is the privilege of getting the benefit of doubt instead of an assumption of guilt. Peaceful protestors being met with violence, with riot gear. Media coverage amplifying a false narrative of rioting. Bigger than the biggest protest in history is the privilege of storming the U.S. Capitol and smiling for the cameras while doing it. We say Black lives matter to raise questions about whose lives we do or do not value. We say Black lives matter to amplify Black voices, Black representation, Black-owned businesses, Black love, Black beauty, Black Anger, Black Justice, Black Joy, Black community, Black leadership, Black dignity, Black sovereignty. We say Black Lives Matter to amplify Love.
The adjustable cuff is made from surgical-grade stainless steel or gold-plated surgical stainless steel.
The width of the bracelet cuff is 3MM and is approximately 2.5" in inner diameter.