To Our Metalwerx Community: Black Lives Matter

by Metalwerx on June 11, 2020

To our Metalwerx family and beyond,
Anger, outrage, disgust, grief – these are but a small portion of the myriad of nouns that can be used to describe our sentiments regarding the racial injustice that took place over a week ago during the killing of George Floyd, in an act of unspeakable brutality and misuse of authority. While our battle with Covid-19 continues, a spotlight has been shown on yet another facet of the national crisis – the jaded and malcontent face of systemic racism, prejudice, and inequality that has not only plagued this country since its inception, but in recent years caused the unnecessary deaths of numerous innocent Black Americans including Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sean Monterrosa, David McAtee, and many others not covered by the media. With sorrow in our hearts, we took this past week not to simply hear the Black Lives Matter voice, but to LISTEN to it.
To all the Black lives that have had to contend with racial inequality and cruelty in this country and beyond, we want you to know that we see you, we stand with you, and we know that words are not enough.
BLACK LIVES MATTER and we must act now.
As an organization, we need to do our part to not only amplify and support the BLM movement, voice, and message – that of BASIC human rights – but to actively uplift Black lives and other marginalized ethnicities through diverse hiring practices, broadened outreach efforts, focused scholarship opportunities, and wholehearted support of individuals and institutions currently rallying on behalf of all Black lives for a more kind, just, and racism-free future.
For decades, anti-black racism and racial injustice has run rampant and unchecked, silencing Black voices and oppressing countless lives. Unless we all speak up now, unless we all ACT now, the silenced voices of generations of subjugated people of color will not be heard! Metalwerx prides itself on elevating and supporting our community and we stand by our all-inclusive support and in solidarity with Black lives. Together, we can help make this world a better place for humanity, free of racial cruelty.
With wholehearted support,
Lindsay, Nick, Liz, Therese and Violet
The Metalwerx Team

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