We Must Help Make Black Lives Matter
What is happening in our country, in our counties, and in our cities is impossible to ignore. In the midst of a global pandemic, an economic crisis, and overwhelming uncertainty, people are coming together to protest the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others who have been killed at the hands of law enforcement. We join our voices with theirs in saying, “Black Lives Matter.”
How are we going to help?
What we say.
We denounce police brutality. We denounce hatred. We denounce discrimination. We denounce racism.
What we do.
- Education. We are beginning by educating ourselves about systemic racism. Here are resources that have been recommended to us:
– Anti-Racism Resources from HackDiversity
– Justice in June
– 21-Day Race Equity Challenge
- Donation. We have donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network to fight institutional racism.
How we work.
- Imagery. We often use images of people in our campaigns. We strive to reflect racial and gender diversity when we select these images. We are committed to including images depicting Black people engaging in leadership activities or creative work like art, writing, science, engineering, and programming.
- Partnering and Hiring. We have renewed our commitment to making diversity a priority in our recruiting practices, and we are committed to recruiting Black content creators and developers as subcontractors and employees.
- Workplace Environment. We do not and will not tolerate harassment of any kind. We are committed to creating an environment where our employees and business partners can bring their whole selves to work.
Words and images matter. Perspective matters. But actions matter most.