Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Black Lives Matter

We, the Robototes, are outraged by institutional racism against the black community in our country. We feel it is our obligation to fight to end racism and the injustices it brings. We will not stay silent.
We are fighting for human rights and the unity of humanity. We must use our voice to help educate and spread awareness of the inhumane acts of violence being committed towards black people within this country. Black Lives Matter.

Let’s say their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Oscar Grant, Althea Bernstein, Walter Scott, Mya Hall, Devid Felix, Tony Robinson, Samuel Dubase, Dante Parker, Amir Brooks, Devin Howell, Kendrick Brown, Lavon King, Kalief Browder, Dante Parker, Tyre King and many, many more...

When we say black lives matter, we aren’t saying all other lives don’t matter; rather, we have to help those who really need it. All lives can’t matter until black lives matter. For hundreds of years, our black brothers and sisters have been oppressed and silenced from slavery to segregation to systematic racism, and it needs to end now.

“If one house is on fire, doesn’t mean we should spray water on all of them.”

We recognize that our team hasn't spoken up about these issues. However, we are working to remedy this by working both in our team and our community to increase equity, especially in terms of STEM learning. Please check our website for more information.