Viral "Black Lives Matter" video creator explains his mission
A man's video of reactions he got while holding a Black Lives Matter sign in a town identified as one of the "most racist" in America is gaining national attention.
thistles. The video seen nearly a 1,000,000 times in just two days in a driver after driver. Shopper after shopper I rate because of a black lives matter. Sign this right here is the biggest hopes there ever would. You know, if you do this in Brooklyn or Los Angeles, you know most of the people you encounter are gonna have the exact same things, is you. But to do it in Harrison, I wanted to start that conversation. Places where it's it's not normally Rob Bliss. The person on the other side of the camera is a Grand Rapids native. The former Wood TV eight employees is best known for putting on large events across the city, including a paper airplane toss at the first art prize. Now you confined him behind viral videos like this one. Obviously blatant racism, you know, very real things, like personal accusations, some threats toward me, lots of white power symbols that were flashed at me. It's jarring on definitely gave me a lot to think about. The Dubai in America between Red and Bliss, who considers himself an ally, says he wanted to show that blatant racism still exists in the video you get the sense that, like there's this idea that I'm playing for the wrong team, you know, and people come to me and try, and it would talk to me to try and be like Hey, like, you know, I think you're doing the wrong thing like I'm a wayward son, he says. This behavior is something that non black allies need to actively combat. What I'd be comfortable doing, what I did. And Harrison if I was a personal color, probably not, but because of who I am, I know that I can position my own talents, my own existence, to lift up others.