Just as the rest of the world Stereoklang are horrified by the brutality and acts of racism that is taken place. We are in 100 % solidarity with protestors fighting across the globe for justice for the murder of George Floyd and protesting against continued systemic racism and police brutality, who are showing extreme bravery and strength in the face of increasingly violent abuse by police officers.
Terrace Martin, the three-time Grammy-nominated LA producer and close collaborator with Kendrick Lamar, rallies against police violence and barbarity with ‘Pig Feet’, a protest song featuring Denzel Curry, Daylyt, Kamasi Washington and G Perico.
Over frantic jazz rhythms, the video weaves together footage that highlights the brutal response protestors across the US are facing from an increasingly violent and abusive police presence.
“Someone ask how do I feel?”, says Martin in a statement. “I told them hurt, Fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family & my people at all cost. I got together with a of Black men that felt the same way.”
In place of credits, an exhaustive list of black people killed by police scrolls for nearly two minutes.
‘Pig Feet’ is out now.
Support and Donate
Movement for Black Lives is an organization pushing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in at-risk areas. Their initiative is to call on congress to prioritize the safety of communities over corporations and to “push back against the use of militarization in our communities as a response to this crisis.”
Campaign Zero is pushing for legislative change to policing policies on the state level. Some of their goals are to end for-profit policing, limit the use of force, and the individual prosecution of officers who have committed crimes.
Prohibitive bail charges are an essential component of institutional racism and the extreme inequality in the US penal system. If you are financially secure, please consider donating to show solidarity, at a time when people are detained for peacefully demonstrating against police racism and brutality, in the memory of George Floyd, and for all unarmed people killed by the police. You can split a donation between 60+ bail funds across the US and read about the separate missions of each
Sign the petition to defund the police force in the United States.
Many cities across the US are spending more on policing than on departments such as the Departments of Health, Homeless Services, Housing Preservation and Development, and Youth and Community Development combined. This petition by Black Lives Matter calls for a national defunding of the police, demanding for investments to be made in the community and “the resources to ensure Black people not only survive, but thrive.”
European Anti-Racist Resources
European Network Against Racism is a pan-European anti-racism network that advocacates for racial equality and facilitates cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe.
Anti-black racism is also prevalent in Germany, especially aimed towards the refugee community. If you are looking for places to support Black Lives Matter’s mission in Germany, consider donating to support Women in Exile in doing vital work to support refugee women in Germany. Kampagne für Opfer rassistischer Polizeigewalt (KOP)
Write to your local MP to put pressure on the government to stop providing tear gas to the US using this letter template.
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Read Black Authors
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change, Barack Obama
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coats
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
The American Nightmare, Ibram X. Kendi (The Atlantic)
Remember the Black Cultural Origins of Dance Music
Electronic Music Is Black Protest Music
‘Give It Up For DJ Blackface!’, Code Switch Podcast (NPR)
‘Make techno black again’: a social experiment subverts whitewashing in clubs
How Underground Resistance Became the Public Enemy of Techno
A Brief History of Voguing, Smithsonian
Paris Is Burning, 1990