In no uncertain terms, Black lives matter--now and forever. The recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless other Black people are reprehensible and reflect the abhorrent reality of systemic racism in America.
We previously updated our COVID-19 resource page with links to educational media, petitions, and organizations to donate to. However, that was not nearly enough, and the Black Lives Matter movement deserves not only a highlight of its own but also much more--from amplification of Black voices to monetary donations to petition signatures to raising awareness and spurring action on as large a scale as possible. We reiterate that we understand that as non-Black people, we will never fully understand the racism and brutality that Black people have been historically subjected to, and we fully acknowledge the privilege inherent in this lack of understanding. We unequivocally stand with the Black community and against the senseless murders of its members by police.
That said, words can only do so much. Here are some concrete actions we are taking:
Here is a starter list of resources with concrete actions that you can take:
Thank you to all of the organizations and individuals that have stepped up, spoken out, and acted. The fight for racial equality certainly didn't start here, and it doesn't end here either. Black lives matter, now and forever.
Update 6/10/20: a previous version of this post failed to capitalize the word "Black" as it referred to the Black race. Per this article, we realize that this was wrong and apologize for the mistake. We have edited this post accordingly.