To Mr, and Mrs. LadyAda,
First and foremost, I would like to say I very much appreciate you and all the things that you do. By the fact that Mrs. Lady Ada who just happens to be a very talented woman get enough recognition. And I don’t think that you get all the recognition the you should get.
I would also like to point out that I love the diversity that you have in your company. The diversity the I mention is that of women and men of different cultures. I appreciate that you all took a conscious effort to achieve this. This shows a big part of what Adafruit Industries is all about. I know that ‘Making’ transcends a lot of that but I just wanted you to know that I notice and its one of the many reasons why I will continue to support you all.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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