Black lives matter

Over the weekend the country erupted in protest over the continued issues of police brutality and racial injustice. It was an eruption long overdue.

The protests started because of the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but they are not about a single incident. They are about the continued mistreatment of Black people in America. They are about a history of systemic racism and White Supremacy.

Since the beginning, we have strived to make Krit a place where all are welcome. But this weekend reminded us we still have a lot of work to do.

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you also come from a place of privilege and are looking to help. Here are some resources that have been helpful to our team.

Allyship and Antiracism #

Books to read #

Organizations to donate to #

Places to recruit diverse talent #

What Krit is doing #

We are privileged to be a profitable company, which means we have profited within a system of White Supremacy. So the first thing we’re doing is donating all of our profits for the month of May (about $16,000) to support organizations that are fighting systemic racism. We are also matching all donations our team makes.

Next, we are making How To Be An Antiracist required reading for all hiring managers, and we will buy it for anyone on our team. We will also conduct more in-depth D&I training for all of our hiring managers.

We have put time into building inclusive hiring practices, but those efforts are not yet reflected in our team. We can clearly do better.

This is only a start. If we show up now, but fail to show up 3 months from now when the news isn’t focused on racial justice, then we are not true allies. We will continue to work to make Krit a diverse and inclusive place that is a consistent ally in the fight against racism.

I encourage you to do the same. Dig in, do the research, and use your privilege to help the Black community.

Much love. 🖤