Posted September 2020
We have all been watching the grotesque violence routinely perpetrated by the authorities against black communities in the US, leading to the needless deaths of Eric Garner, Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd to name but a few. Whole communities are suffering because of the systematic racism and prejudice deeply ingrained in our institutions. We condemn racism and prejudice in all forms.
The sad thing is that this is not new, this is a continuum. The black community faces a consistent racial bias, a consistent denial of opportunities, consistent over policing, consistent over incarceration, and a wilful ignorance of the double standards our societies apply.
And it’s enough. For too long we have sat idly by and accepted it. We will no longer stay silent.
We need to take direct steps to affect change.
At the very least we need to speak up.
Words change thoughts, thoughts change actions.
As a business, we acknowledge that when all is said and done more is said than done and therefore we want to take action in every way that we can, starting with:
There are lots of ways you can make a change. Here's a few that we encourage everyone to do: