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George Floyd: Bandcamp Announces Surprise Donation To Support Racial Justice

In a move that impressed many, Bandcamp has announced a generous donation in support of racial justice in the United States.

In case you have not been following, America is currently in a state of unrest following the killing of George Floyd, a black American, by a white cop called Chauvin. George Floyd’s death widened the cracks of America’s race relations.

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People are in the streets protesting George’s death and indeed the deaths of other blacks recently killed: Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery. Some cops elected to be part of the protests.

Other cops have continued in their duties and made a couple of arrests. Those arrested may get legal backing, thanks to donations from organizations like Bandcamp. In a recent announcement, Bandcamp made it clear is stands by those rightfully demanding justice in the cases of those killed.

According to the American online music company which was founded in 2008 by Ethan Diamond, Shawn Grunberger, Joe Holt and Neal Tucker, it will be giving out 100% of its share of sales on June 19 – and every June 19 thereafter –  to the Legal Defence Fund, a body fighting for racial justice through litigation and advocacy.

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