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  • Joie Grandbois

Black Lives Matter

Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. These are only a few of the names in a long list of the names of black people who have been killed by racist violence in our country. Many, by the very people who swore an oath to protect and serve the people in their communities. While many have had their eyes opened by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, violence against Black, Indigenous, and people of color has existed in our country since its beginning.

People are also coming to learn that racism is not always as obvious as a physical violence or a racial slur, it exists in every facet of our culture and the business world is no different.

Nouvelle Lune Business Solutions stands with Black Lives Matter. While systemic racism can seem an overwhelming thing to dismantle, there are things we can all do right now to take action.

  • Educate yourself about racism. There are many antiracism book lists to start with. You can also visit Project Implicit to take a test to learn about your own biases.

  • Support the movement financially. If you have the financial resources you can support groups like Black Lives Matter or the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

  • Speak up. Do not remain silent when you witness racism, especially if you are a white person. It can be difficult, but there are guides to help you find ways to speak to family and friends about racism.

  • Support Black-owned businesses. The next time you put a project out for bid, take the time to seek out Black-owned firms that you may not normally reach out to. And, yes – just in case it isn’t clear, that includes when you are looking for services like those we offer. There are resources for finding black owned businesses but you may find local organizations that offer better information for you area.

Dismantling systemic racism is not an easy task nor is it a comfortable one. It requires us to face our own biases and assumptions. It means recognizing the ways in which we benefit from a system that actively suppresses others. It means stepping aside to make room for voices that are not normally heard. If we are to live in a just, equitable, and sustainable world, it is a system that must come down.

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