We at Drop condemn all forms of racism, hate, and violence against the Black community. Nobody in this country should fear for their safety as they go for a run, a drive, to the store, or sleep in their own home. We embrace the Black Lives Matter movement and commit ourselves to do more and being part of the solution instead of standing by while injustice continues to take place in our country.
Over the past several days, we've had serious conversations amongst ourselves as a company about what actionable steps we can take to make a difference. We believe that it's not enough to simply condemn racism but to also take immediate action to support the causes we believe in; to contribute directly to creating the change we want to see in our society.
Drop will be supporting organizations that are at the forefront of these issues and are making a significant impact on sustainable change. We are making donations to Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Equal Justice Initiatives, and Campaign Zero. These organizations have consistently pushed these issues forward from a legal, policy, and awareness perspective and we are proud to be their supporters.
Drop will also be launching software engineering internship programs and hardware design internship programs for Black students and will be supporting organizations such as Black Girls Code and Bay Area Black Designers.
Our community here on Drop is one that is based on inclusiveness, equality, and support. We will continue our commitment to making sure our platform is free from any hate speech or bigotry and remains a place for everybody. These are critical times and it is important to remember that inaction supports the status quo and existing systems.
The Drop Team