America was built by slaves and exploited immigrant labor on lands stolen from indigenous tribes. Centuries of injustice and systematic racism - compounded generation after generation - have left an ugly, hurtful scar. We see that scar, but we have family, team members, partners and beloved customers who still bear the pain of that scar. And we continue to marvel at their endurance, tolerance for pain, and resilience.
While we're grateful for the opportunities and support we've received over the years to grow our business, we recognize that we're beneficiaries of the same system that has been cruel and unforgiving to so many others. We stand with you and we accept our obligation to help fix this. We pledge to start picking up these pieces with all of you. We’re very excited about some of the initiatives we’ve been planning and look forward to sharing them with you in the next weeks.
Our hearts go out to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless other victims whose names were not in the headlines. Our hearts go out to their grieving families and communities. Our sincere hope is that their lives were not lost in vain.
Zach & Val Fishbain