There is nothing that we can say to fix the discrimination, the inequality, the violence and the social injustices that exists in our society.
As a brand, we need to do more. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves on these issues and to use our platform to inform our community on the steps we will take to stand with Black Lives Matter. We ask that you stand with us.
This new level of awareness needs to stay at the forefront of our minds. And the best way to keep awareness alive is through education.
Below are a list of resources to help educate and inform ourselves on the racial prejudices facing our society:
From Ava DuVernay, “13th” is a documentary depicting the history of racial inequality in America with a focus on prisons and the ways in which the 13th Amendment has contributed to the disproportionate incarceration of Black people in America.
A return to form for the legendary auteur Spike Lee. Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, the film follows the true story of an African American police officer (Washington) who infiltrated the KKK with the help of his Jewish colleague (Driver). A mix of comedy, drama, and social justice imagery, the 2018 film won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.
Created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay, “When They See Us” centers on the false accusations of five Black and Latino males, known as the “Central Park Five,” and the fraudulent charges and prison time they faced in relation to the rape and assault of a woman in late 1980s New York.
Kathryn Bigelow’s 2017 feature “Detroit” turns back the clock on the 1967 Detroit riots, one of the largest riots in United States history. The powerful story features heartwrenching performances from John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, and more. Sadly, and unsurprisingly, the events from more than 50 years prior remain resonant.