We Stand As One

“There comes a time when silence is a betrayal” - MLK

We would ordinarily be using our platforms to share information about our business, or to spread inspiration and positivity in our community. But this is no ordinary moment, and it’s hard to think about business as usual when there continues to be such unimaginable and pervasive injustice happening in our society.

We cannot be silent.

We stand as one with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other victims of violence against the Black community; with members of the Asian American community who are experiencing COVID-related prejudice and racism; with all people of color who are systemically discriminated against because of the beautiful color of their skin.

Justice will not prevail until those who are untouched by racism are as outraged as those who are.

But we know it is not enough to just be outraged. We have to be accountable.

We at Pop & Bottle are holding our hands up to say that we are accountable. As long as injustice exists in our communities, we are all accountable. It is our duty to do our part in building a just and anti-racist society for us and our children.

As a first small step in our journey, we’re putting together a page of resources to help us better educate ourselves and our community on racial injustice and how we can all contribute with specific calls to action.

~Team Pop & Bottle