Standing in Solidarity Against Racism and Violence

Standing in Solidarity Against Racism and Violence

By Shay Bocks

Standing in Solidarity Against Racism and Violence

Over the weekend, we’ve had our ears open, our hearts humbled, and our energy focused on people who are understandably aching right now. We see you. We value you. We are listening.

We want to make this very clear—we stand in solidarity with the fight against systemic racism, white supremacy, and the historic oppression of the Black community.

A well-worded Instagram post won’t be enough for this moment. Here are the actions we’re taking right now:

  • Opening new accounts at black-owned banks and transferring our business holdings and checking accounts there this week.
  • Contacted the US Sentencing Commission to ask that they make changes to sentencing guidelines that disproportionately affect BBIPOC.
  • Committing to contribute a portion of our profits this year to support black women candidates running for office—because representation in offices of power is just one way to confront systemic racism. 
  • Donated to The Bail Project, where the cash we contributed will be recycled to help bail out people in need at least twice a year.

If you know of another way we, as a company, can support black communities, we want to hear from you. hello@okiedok.com

If you’re looking for tangible ways to take action beyond sentimental social media posts, we encourage you to read this article about 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice.

We also invite other businesses—small and large—to find ways to practice anti-racism from wherever they are. We won't get it perfect, but we practice anyway.