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Silk Brand Milk Donates $75,000 To The NAACP And BLM

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Silk is donating $75,000 to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The fund supports efforts in dismantling systemic racism in the United States.

“Black Lives Matter. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are painful reminders of the long-standing racial injustice and discrimination in our country,” the company stated on Instagram. 

“Silk stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and all those working toward justice. It’s long past time for change. Now is not the time for silence. We’ve been listening, learning, and reflecting on what we can do better now and in the long-term to make progress toward a more inclusive world. We are dedicated to being active participants in driving the critical changes needed for racial equality in our society.”

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Black Lives Matter. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are painful reminders of the long-standing racial injustice and discrimination in our country. Silk stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and all those working toward justice. It’s long past time for change. Now is not the time for silence. We've been listening, learning and reflecting on what we can do better now and in the long-term to make progress toward a more inclusive world. We are dedicated to being active participants in driving the critical changes needed for racial equality in our society. Silk will be donating $75,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, but money cannot erase the discrimination Black communities have faced for centuries. This is only the first step in our ongoing commitment to support systemic change. We welcome your ideas and feedback on how we can better show up and drive real change. We see you. We hear you. We stand with you. #NAACPLDF #EnoughisEnough

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The plant-based vegan milk company also said that a monetary donation to the NAACP was not the only action they would be taking in the fight for equality and ending systemic racism.

“[The donation] is only the first step in our ongoing commitment to support systemic change,” the brand said. 

“We welcome your ideas and feedback on how we can better show up and drive real change.”

Since the murder of George Floyd that sparked sweeping mass protests, riots, and change multiple companies have made donations and taken other actions in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Many plant-based companies and brands expressed their support and made financial contributions to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Plant-based delivery company Purple Carrot has donated $40,000 and Miyoko’s Creamery has also donated directly to Black Lives Matter and the NAACP. 

“When we all come to the table we learn from each other and grow for the better. #blacklivesmatter

As a place to start, Purple Carrot will donate to support @blklivesmatter.

We will also invest energy into further educating ourselves on how to continue making a positive difference, both within the world of Purple Carrot, and in the broader world in which we all live.”

Vegan fast-food chain Plant Power Fast Food dedicated all of its profits last weekend to two organizations: NAACP and the Black Visions Collective.

“Next weekend, on June 6th and June 7th, we will be donating 100% of our profits (across all locations) to the NAACP and Black Visions Collective, a black, trans & queer-led organization that is committed to transformative long term change.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”-Desmond Tutu”

While Pinky Cole owner of Slutty Vegan a restaurant in the Atlanta area has also donated to the cause by paying for the college tuition of Rayshard Brooks’ four children scholarships with paid housing and food to college.

Watching the vegan and animal rights community come together to help those struggling with inequality is a beautiful thing to witness and there will be more to come.

“One struggle one fight! Human freedom animal rights!” as the old chant goes.

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Brandon Kirkwood

Animal Rights Activist (ARA), Vegan, Creator and editor of Vegan News, Father to an awesome cat named Boba, Youtuber

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