According to Illma: "Inequality is systematic, equality cannot be obtained unless the white man asks what he can do to help to mobilize those who have been marginalized. I have never second-guessed my safety around police. That is my privilege as a white woman. I too, have been guilty of believing I was not part of the problem by viewing all as equals. But I was a part of the problem. My belief in equality is a start, but it doesn't amplify the voices that aren't being heard, because 'I didn't see people by their race'. Ask yourself if you are really looking to help the plight of liberty of fellow human beings or making it about yourself. Ask how you can be an ally. Raise real awareness about racism in America. Acknowledge privilege. If you have privilege, don't just think about slowing down. Race with your neighbor, run together, together you can run faster and revolt. Will Smith said, "Racism is not getting worse, it is being filmed." To see the privilege is the first step into being free of it."
With roots in street art, Illma Gore has found great passion in political protest art and specializes in fine portraiture.
Know Your Rights To learn more about your right to photograph police activity, read and share this guide from the ACLU.
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