Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with black people around the world.  And we want to do more to help, but we’re not sure how.  

We’ve spoken with some of our African-Canadian teammates and they’ve told us of how they have come to accept a fear, even here in Canada, that people of European descent just don’t experience.

This has to stop.

If you have some ideas, please share them in the comments below.  One of the best things I've heard in the last several months is to listen and learn.  We are all ears.  

 

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  • Hey Steve and etee crew,
    The best thing we can do right now to support the black community is to educate yourself on the history of the why and how we got to this point. Black people have been taught it their whole lives and we’ve had the privilege to ignore it. Don’t ask them to explain it to you, do the work yourself. Secondly, donate. Donate. Donate and support black run businesses and charitable organizations that support the movement. Finally, do not stop acknowledging racism. ALWAYS say something. Have those tough conversations with friends and family about their prejudices. Just be honest, learn, and grow from this experience.

    Clare on
  • Hey Steve and etee crew,
    The best thing we can do right now to support the black community is to educate yourself on the history of the why and how we got to this point. Black people have been taught it their whole lives and we’ve had the privilege to ignore it. Don’t ask them to explain it to you, do the work yourself. Secondly, donate. Donate. Donate and support black run businesses and charitable organizations that support the movement. Finally, do not stop acknowledging racism. ALWAYS say something. Have those tough conversations with friends and family about their prejudices. Just be honest, learn, and grow from this experience.

    Clare on
  • Maybe in the present, people of European descent don’t experience as much fear now but my grandfather was Italian and was ostracised; treated like a 2nd class citizen not only due to his ethnicity but his faith. Signs on businesses in the late 1920’s in Toronto read: Catholics need not apply". He had to create his own company hauling metal, shovelling coal into people’s basements, teaching music lessons to feed his wife and 5 sons. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

    Gail Leutert on
  • Create a program that allows young business majors to buy into your company at a special low price and sell your product.

    Amanda on
  • It is sickening to see that racism is resurfacing in our country. Not only towards African Americans but also to all ethnicity’s that are brown skinned. I think it is important to reflect and bring to light that we should no longer discriminate and treat ANY person of ANY brown skinned culture. Our country is not just black and white. Our conversations should not be only be about black and white. We should be REMEMBERING the other beautiful ethnicities that the European immigrants have looked down upon for centuries. Just as the white man lynched and beat the abused the African-American population which they forced into their abuse of power, they have done the same to the Native American Indians , Native Mexicans, and any other ethnicity not from Europe. They just don’t get remembered. Instead lost somewhere in American history. Intentionally “put in their place.” Deliberately attempted to be erased. Racism should be against the law, and the constitution should be edited to fit the 21st century with the freedom of speech allowed for everyone EXCEPT when used to be racist! George Floyd should have never been treated that way, EVER! This country is furious that there is still a divide that exists. What ever you decide to do to help, I just hope that you choose to include and remember ALL brown skinned people.

    Sanchez on


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