Instagram Has Vowed to Do Better by the Black Community, and You Need to Hear What They Have to Say
Check out the popular social media platform’s plan to reevaluate their practices.
The recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired Instagram to look inward.
In a public statement titled “Ensuring Black Voices are Heard,” the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, shared a plan outlining how the company will take “a harder look at how our product impacts communities differently” in order “to better support the Black community within our own organization, as well as on our platform.”
On its platform, Instagram urged its users to #ShareBlackStories to help spread education and awareness. They also announced that Facebook will be donating 1o million dollars to organizations committed to ending racial injustice.
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#ShareBlackStories. We hear you, we see you and we are with you. We stand against racism. We stand with our Black community — and all those working toward justice in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many others whose names will not be forgotten. Time and time again, we have seen that the Instagram community has the power to bring about meaningful change. The more we #ShareBlackStories, the more we raise voices that make a lasting impact. To continue that impact, @facebook is pledging $10 million to efforts committed to ending racial injustice. #BlackLivesMatter. ❤️
Recently, Instagram has been adding new features to its application in order to facilitate navigation to donation and fundraising sites:
We want to make it easier for you to create fundraisers for orgs supporting racial justice. Tap on the donation sticker in stories and you’ll see a new ‘Act for Racial Justice’ section. pic.twitter.com/fi7ufx5JFR
— Instagram (@instagram) June 15, 2020
We are so proud to see powerful companies like Instagram actively making changes to support the Black Lives Matter movement, and we hope to see other companies begin to act on their promises soon.