Read The Signs

black lives matter

All of the photography you see is the mighty work of Misan Harriman.

what if

“What is there wasn’t a video?”

white protester

“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong.” – Malcom X

be the change

“I am no longer accepting the things I can’t change. I am changing the things I can not accept.” – Dr. Angela Davis

white supremacy problem

“White supremacy is a white problem that needs to be solved, not a Black problem to be empathized with.”

black lives

“The system is stained with the blood of innocent Black lives.”

single families

“They kill our daddies, then make fun of us for being fatherless.”

say their names

“Say Their Names.”

BLM we matter

“Matter is the MINIMUM. Black lives are worthy. Black lives are beloved. Black lives are needed.”

wrong generation

“Ya’ll f*ckin’ with the wrong generation! Watch this space! Power to the People.”

white priviledge

“Admit your privilege.”

chosen side oppressor

“If you are neutral in a situation of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”


“Tolerating racism is RACISM.”

part of the problem

“If you’re not outraged, you’re part of the problem!”

white silence

“White silence = white violence.”

enough is enough

“You take our beauty. You take our culture. You take our lives. Enough is Enough.”

bad apple rotten

“It’s not one Bad Apple. It’s a Rotten Tree.”

defind the police

“End police immunity. Fund Black communities.”

not sure

“If you’re not sure how to respond, LISTEN. If you’re not sure what to read, RESEARCH. If you’re not sure what to do, DONATE, PARTICIPATE, PETITION. “Not sure” becomes “not my problem”. It’s not enough to be “not sure”, when racism is still impacting lives.

stand in solidarity

“Solidarity. Not just sympathy!”

silence is

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


All photography by Misan Harriman 2020


Filed under human rights

9 responses to “Read The Signs

  1. Khalid

    its interesting that when I tried to share this link on my FB page FB said that it contained things that others considered offensive, so it wouldn’t let me post.

    • Believe it or not, Facebook (and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook) blocks my blog. I am not allowed to share any links to my blog posts on those platforms. This has been going on for some time.

      Other people can’t post my blog links to their FB accounts either. As you just experienced.

      Only Twitter allows me to post and share freely. (Because it’s not owned by Zuckerberg.)

      I haven’t decided how I want to handle the situation, but I’m exploring ideas.

      • I just updated the sharing section (at the end of the blog post). I removed the Facebook button (so it doesn’t frustrate people that want to share), and I added a bunch of new sharing options. I’m just going to leave Facebook and Instagram off of the list.

  2. Deb

    Very poignant photos. You are the best Aimee. Power to this smart, beautiful Generation!

  3. Kim

    the photos are beautiful, though they show the ugly truths of the day.

    • I thought so too! I love the black and white photography format he uses, and the use/direction of light. And it’s my first time getting a really good look at people’s signage. I usually miss that when watching the news or videos of the protests.

  4. Crystal Melton

    Thank you for speaking truth to power!

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