No, I will not be participating in #BlackOutTuesday as I find the message to be a faux sacrifice branded as activism. Contributing to the echo chamber that is your social media does nothing to solve the racial injustices that have purged black communities for hundreds of years. For a movement that has gained significant traction in the past week alone, silencing the voices of the unheard for even 24 hours can prove to be detrimental.

I vehemently oppose the posting of a ‘black box’ as a show of solidarity and support with our black brothers and sisters. I support the acts of protesting — taking to…