Black Lives Matter Global Network and Color of Change have spent millions in their effort to defund the police. But, did you ever wonder where the money comes from? Would it surprise you to learn that corporations make large donations to both groups to be used in pushing their Defund the Police efforts? I’m not because I see them competing to be the most woke and until their stockholders raise a fuss, it will continue.
Companies including Microsoft, Intel, and Airbnb have all contributed money to the two groups. Wokeness is a disease and unless people decide to quit doing business with them in large numbers, nothing will change that.
Color of Change is leading a national petition campaign that accepts signatures to help in their efforts to defund the police. Some cities have already defunded police at least by a significant amount of money and they are paying the price in soaring crime rates. And when they decide they need to add more police, the ones they laid off refuse to return, and getting new recruits is an impossible task. No one wants to work where they are not appreciated, especially in a job as a police officer.
Color of Change President Rashad Robinson said:
“Policing is a violent institution that must end.”
“We imagine a country where there is enough money to educate our children, care for our sick and feed those who are financially unstable. Defunding the police allows for this vision.”
Clif Bar announced a $100,000 donation split between two groups, including Color of Change, in a June 1 Facebook post.
Cisco announced on June 1 that it was splitting a $5 million donation across four social justice groups, including both Color of Change and Black Lives Matter.
RITZ Crackers announced on June 4 that the company and its sister brands — OREO, Trident and Chips Ahoy! — had donated $500,000 to the NAACP and Black Lives Matter.
Degree pledged $100,000 to Black Lives Matter, the deodorant company announced in a June 1 tweet.
Food delivery service DoorDash donated $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, along with donations to other racial justice groups, the company announced in a June blog post.
Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield and his wife announced they would make a $700,000 donation to Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and a host of other organizations in June, Protocol reported. The couple also said they would match $300,000 in employee gifts to organizations.
Clothing brand Vans Inc. announced a $50,000 donation to Color of Change in June, according to the Orange County Business Journal.
Women’s working space collective, The Wing, donated $200,000 to Color of Change in June, according to Protocol.
The Pokémon Company International company announced on Twitter in June it would be making a $100,000 donation to Black Lives Matter.
Fashion and music merchandising company Bravado pledged to match employee donations to Black Lives Matter, among various other organizations, Protocol reported.
Workspace computer software company Dropbox pledged to donate $500,000 to Black Lives Matter in a June 3 blog post.
Women’s undergarment company Spanx said it would donate $100,000 across multiple organizations, including Black Lives Matter, the NAACP and the Minnesota Freedom Fund, according to a June 3 Instagram post.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has faced scrutiny for using donations to post bail for alleged violent criminals, including a woman charged with murder and a convicted rapist.