A teen has gone viral this week for an eye-opening video sharing the list of rules his mom makes him follow as a young black man.
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The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyLast week, on Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But things have been quick to turn violent.
via: GettyProtesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
It's a truly terrifying time.
via: GettyBut change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
But, remarkably, they seem to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
Social media is playing a huge part in raising awareness surrounding the movement.
Cameron Welch is an 18-year-old who lives in Houston.
The video has since gone viral...
via: TikTokGarnering a staggering 8 million views, at the time of writing.
Cameron explained that he wants people to understand the things his mom has to instill in him due to his skin color.Buzzfeed.
The message of his video is so important...
The video has had a huge impact on those who have watched.
via: TikTokAnd it seems the message has resonated with other young black men.
Here are just some of the rules he highlights...
via: TikTokDon't put your hands in your pockets. Don't put your hoodie on. Don't be outside without a shirt on.