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This article is written by CaptainTutu, with the full endorsement of INN Senior Staff.
My name is Khoury, but you may know me as CaptainTutu and usually I write ‘Tutu’s Weekly Deals and Cool Stuff’. It’s my weekly contribution to inform you on current deals in both video games and tech. This week, however, there are much bigger discussions to be had around the United States, and in other nations, and we here at INN want to contribute to it.
Black people continue to suffer from centuries of systemic racism and a multitude of problematic issues that stem from it. They include increased police brutality against black people, mass incarceration, and institutional racism in the justice system, just to name a few.
On behalf of the INN team and in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the hundreds of other black lives lost at the hands of police brutality, we must no longer be silent. We must no longer be still. We must no longer whistle past their graves because we’re too busy distracting ourselves from death in the real world with destruction in space-pixel land. We must come together, as a community, to make strides for change.
We here at INN stand in solidarity with our black staff, black community members, black creators, and black people all around the globe during this difficult time.
- We will commit to seeking out and uplifting black and minority voices within our community.
- INN also condemns all acts of racism, sexism, hatred, and toxicity within our community and we will hold ourselves accountable in enacting and upholding these commitments.
I, CaptainTutu, will be making donations to black organizations such as the NAACP and Black Lives Matter, and I encourage my fellow staff and community members to do the same; anything counts, and if you can’t donate there are many different action steps that you can take yourself in order to help out.