Facebook Pledges $10M To End Racial Injustice: #ShareBlackStories

Facebook announced this morning it would donate $10 million toward “efforts committed to ending racial injustice.”

The platform is encouraging users to use the hashtag #ShareBlackStories in order to raise voices that make a lasting impact.

“We hear you, we see you and we are with you,”  Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, wrote in a message on their own official account. “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 statement continued. “The more we #ShareBlackStories, the more we raise voices that make a lasting impact.”

Mark Zuckerberg also wrote his own statement (see below).

Good move, Facebook! Now let’s hope you keep your word.