Companies like YouTube, Amazon, and Nextdoor need to stop “Black Power-washing” their messaging when their business models exploit black people.
In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, and the protests that have ensued, companies large and small have decided that now is the time for them to make public their allegiance to the black community. Google, Amazon, Facebook, Doordash, Reddit, Uber, Nextdoor, and Lyft are among the many who have issued statements of support. Google changed the look of their home page. The publicity departments of all of these companies have tweeted out or posted that black lives matter and that they “stand with the black community.”
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