Gamers with Jobs stands in solidarity with the protesters throughout the United States and the world. We support their demand for justice regarding the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others at the hands of police. We firmly believe that #blacklivesmatter and rally to the public call to fight systemic racism. Silence in these circumstances is an unacceptable response.
Listed below, you will find links to information from reputable sources, collected to encourage everyone to do their own homework. Many of these resources have been circulating on Black Twitter for non-black people to educate themselves. The intent is to listen, learn from, and amplify Black voices and the voices of people of color, without speaking over or speaking for them. We do not have the right to ask Black voices to shoulder the burden of educating white ignorance, nor tokenize them for legitimacy.
Critique of our efforts is openly welcome and anticipated. We will not accept defensiveness on our part if told we're doing something wrong; we will treat it as an opportunity for introspection and growth. Our comments and PMs are open and we are listening.
In addition, we're in the process of putting together a donation drive Twitch stream to fight racial inequality! If you're interested in being a streamer, you will be able to find more details about that here.
We support this moment of change and recognize the desire to help beyond video games by organizing donations towards Color of Change. We're also looking to support I Need Diverse Games, an organization working to bring positive change to the industry that produces the content we love.
The following list is an ongoing work-in-progress, and will be consistently added to over the next few weeks. It will include information for combating systemic and internalized racism, crucial reading, community protest support resources, donation portals, and a section of resources dedicated to black creators, streamers, game devs, businesses, and more.