Stop Silencing Black Voices
“I can’t breathe.
I can’t breathe.
I can’t breathe.”
George Floyd used his voice. He asked for help. He was ignored, and now he’s gone. He’s not the only one, just one of the most recent.
We cannot be silent. We cannot tolerate the silencing of Black voices. We have been silent and complicit for too long. Now is the time for us to step into the fight.
At Apptentive, we believe in love. We believe in listening. We believe that every human deserves a voice and to be heard. This last week, we’ve seen millions of voices speak out against the silencing of their fellow humans and we stand with our Black colleagues, friends, and fellow humans by saying that #BlackLivesMatter.
We have work to do to be better. We are listening, learning, and will take action over the coming weeks to train our teams and to empower them to be more active in their communities. We have to change ourselves to ensure that we are putting real time and money into this, not just now, but forever. This includes who we ask next to join our board and who we ask to join our team into the future.
We will lead with love for all and use our voices for equality, for justice, for those who can’t, and for those who are no longer with us.