Smile CDR stands with black and black-bodied people in opposition of anti-black
racism. We recognise the diversity and individuality of those we label black,
the big and small injustices that impact their lives, the seen and unseen
aggressions endured, and the pain that occurs when we fail to weigh the humanity
of others more highly than their physicality, fail to seek understanding, fail
to question our assumptions and beliefs, fail to practice self-awareness and
moreover, when we fail to speak up. These are dangerous omissions in a time
when black people are dying disproportionately from targeted violence and the
effects of systemic marginalisation. The end of anti-black racism is long
We have hope for a more equitable world and believe that this is achievable.
It is the responsibility of each of us to educate ourselves on anti-black
racism and to figure out how we will move from silent complicity to
supporters of our fellow humans in crisis.