#WeSeeYou: Issa Rae Creates Giving Campaign For Children Of #AltonSterling; Raises Over $300K In Less Than 24 Hours
When video began circulating of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old Black man, being murdered by Baton Rouge, Louisiana police, many of us were left feeling angry, traumatized from social media autoplays and helpless. What can we do? Writer and producer Issa Rae answered the question by starting a Go Fund Me scholarship fund for Sterling’s five children.
“Some of us feel helpless when these things happen, but that’s a small step,” Rae tweeted about the idea of creating a scholarship fund.
Can we got a scholarship fund going 4 #AltonSterling's son/kids? Some of us feel helpless when these things happen, but that's a small step.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) July 6, 2016