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29 May 2020

Stewart Butterfield, Slack

Slack CEO commits to use attention from quarterly earnings call to amplify Black voices & condemn indifference

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.“ No one should feel okay with living in a society where representatives of the state murder fellow citizens wantonly. And if changing it was easy, it would have already been changed. We have work to do. Next week Slack has its quarterly earnings call so I have some extra eyes on me. I’ll use that attention to amplify Black voices and also to condemn not just the violence, but the indifference, the lack of compassion, the deflection and excuses.