In response to the rash of police killings that recently has included Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a number of celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Pink, Beyonce and Rihanna, have banded together for a video enumerating the various ways that black people in America can get killed.
The video, presented by Keys and the We Are Here Movement, lists 23 things black people did leading up to their deaths, such as running to the bathroom in your apartment (as was the case with Ramarley Graham, killed in 2012); selling cigarettes outside of a corner store (Eric Garner); and wearing a hoodie (Trayvon Martin).
“In other words, just for being black in America and doing absolutely nothing,” the video declares, “these ordinary actions can be seen as not servile enough.”
At video’s end, Keys implores viewers to “tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now. We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to live and to pursue happiness.”
Watch the video below.