Anybody with any sense is fully aware of how defunding police departments is a foolish and dangerous idea. Who are you gonna call when you need help? Ghostbusters? Good luck with that.
As ludicrous as the idea may be, some major companies have bought into the idea. They’ve swallowed what can only be considered as propaganda, hook, line, and sinker. And, they have collectively donated millions of dollars to leftwing organizations involved in the fight to make this happen.
The Black Lives Matter Global Network, as well as Color of Change, have received substantial donations from Microsoft, Airbnb, and Intel. Color of Change is a smaller group of misfits demanding the defunding of police departments and that those funds be diverted to investing in community programs.
Color of Change President, Rashad Robinson, wildly said, “Policing is a violent institution that must end,” which sounds more like he is advocating for the total abolishment of police departments. He continued by stating, “We imagine a country where there is enough money to educate our children, care for our sick, and feed those who are financially unstable. Defunding the police allows for this vision.”
Since the killing of George Floyd, both of these organizations have been flooded with corporate donations. H&M Clothing Company donated $500,000 to the cause. Another $100,000 was donated by Clif Bar.
A staggering $5-million was donated by Cisco, to be spread between BLM, Color of Change, and two other social justice platforms. The company tweeted, “At Cisco, we stand in solidarity with those taking action to eradicate systemic racism and inequality. Cisco CEO @chuckrobbins announced a $5M donation to @eji_org, @NAACP_LDF, @ColorofChange, @Blklivesmatter, and our Fighting Racism and Discrimination Fund. #BlackLivesMatter“
Ritz Crackers donated $500,000 along with their sister companies, Oreo, Trident, and Chips Ahoy, with half it going to BLM, and the remaining going to the NAACP.
Degree, the deodorant company, jumped into the game by forking over $100,000 to BLM. Via a tweet, the company stated, “We will not stay silent on the issue of systemic racism. We stand with the Black community and recognize the importance of taking action to drive change. As a first step towards this, Degree is pledging $100K to @Blklivesmatter #BlackLivesMatter“
DoorDash kicked in $500,000 to BLM, and Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, and his wife pledged $700,000 to BLM and other social justice organizations and said they would match another $300,000 in employee gifts.
Vans, the clothing company known in particular for their shoes, donated $50,000 to Color of Change, and The Wing chipped in an additional $200,000.
Even the Pokeman International company got in on the action by handing over $100,000 to Black Lives Matter, while Dropbox, a workspace computer software company, donated an additional $500,000 to the group.
Spanx, the women’s undergarment manufacturer, coughed up $100,000 to BLM, Color of Change, and the Minnesota Freedom Fund. It should be noted that the Minnesota Freedom Fund has used their money to bail out violent criminals. These criminals include a convicted rapist and a woman who was charged with murder.
Biossance Beauty Company donated $100,000 to be split between BLM, Color of Change, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, and the ACLU. Lululemon Sportswear gave $250,000 to several organizations, including BLM.
A Japanese video game company, Square Enix, donated $250,00 to BLM and even vowed to match any employee contributions made.
When these donating companies were asked for a comment, only one of them responded, and this was DoorDash.
Taylor Bennett, the global head of public affairs for the company responded by email. “In the wake of the death of George Floyd, DoorDash has taken a series of steps to show our support for equality and to stand against discrimination, including by making donations to a number of national and local organizations and leveraging our platform to support Black-owned businesses.”
“In partnership with our [email protected] Employee Resource Group (ERG) and in consultation with civil rights leaders, we made donations to Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Girls Code, and a number of local organizations across the country that work to empower local economies to promote equality,” the email went on to say.
“Our goal with these donations and the other actions we announced is to stand with our employees and community members to fight injustice, inequality and discrimination and to support organizations that are working to root out structural and systemic racism and providing local community development, mentorship, education and entrepreneurship programs to support Black communities across the country.”
Now that you are fully aware of the companies contributing to radical left-wing groups in favor of taking funds out of police departments where they are needed, and should in actuality be increased, the choice is yours.
You can boycott these companies, or keep giving them your business. At least you now know where the profits from their sales are going.