- Brad Garlinghouse has publicly stood up for the black lives matter movement currently going on throughout the world.
- Garlinghouse publicly declared his support for the black community for the fight away from racism after the killing of a 46-year-old man by the Minneapolis place last week on the 25th of May.
The chief executive officer of the biggest crypto blockchain projects ripple, Brad Garlinghouse has publicly stood up for the black lives matter movement currently going on throughout the world. Garlinghouse publicly declared his sincere support for the black community for the fight away from racism after the killing of a 46-year-old man by the Minneapolis place last week on the 25th of May. The CEO further went on to say that even though he can’t feel the pain of the black community nor understand what they go through, he acknowledges his privilege and stands with the movement.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, a black man from Minneapolis called George Floyd was brutally murdered by police officers in Minneapolis on the 25th of May.
After an employee from my local shop called the police to report that Floyd had allegedly bought cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill, police came and quickly got George on the floor and underneath three police officers. In the eight-minute video that surfaced online not long after the incident took place, you can see Floyd gasping for air before he was killed.
As a white male from the UK, I understand my privilege and stand with those in the black lives matter movement. This is an important time in history and it’s good to see people from the crypto industry, as well as all over the world supporting this movement and standing up to racism.
The San Francisco initiatives' CEO took to Twitter to say the following earlier this week:
We cannot stop shining a light on the deep-seated racism that the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others represent.— Brad Garlinghouse (@bgarlinghouse) June 1, 2020
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." -Desmond Tutu