I decided to spin this off from the main May Uprising thread to keep the focus there on what’s happening on the ground.
Inspired by this tweet:
here’s a round-up of some of the good and not-so-good messages that Brands(R) have posted to Twitter in response to BLM and the protests over George Floyd’s murder.
First up, some good ones:
(really wish Mastodon would OneBox better…)
And some not-so-good ones:
All of these are fluff to a certain extent, but the good ones that back up their generic “we support black folks” imagery with concrete statements of what they’re doing to address problems within their own sphere of influence.
Salesforce turned their app page black with a message of support. Reddit did the same with their app icons.
My employer has had numerous internal messages with support for BLM, our unit meeting actually had a 10 min moment of silence in support for and in memory of those who have suffered at the hands of police brutality.
When you start Football Manager, the first thing you see after the SI and Sega logos is an advert for Kick It Out, an anti-racism and anti-discrimination charity (this can be verified by downloading the demo on Steam). They have advertising board at the side of the pitch that can be clicked on with a mouse to take you to their website. This is not a new feature, it’s been there for years, yet there seem to be a neverending amount of willfully ignorant arseholes who complain about politics in games.