It looks like Pokemon is joining the fight against racism and police brutality.
The Pokemon Company just recently shared a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering $100,000 in donations to the campaign and the NAACP. The Pokemon Company wanted to show support to all of its Black employee's fans and families saying that it believes in "friendship, inclusivity, and equity."
"There is no place for oppression within our community," part of the statement reads. "We stand in solidarity with our Black employees, fans, and families who continue to be impacted by the systemic racism and senseless violence."
Pokemon GO developer Niantic has also pledged money to the Black Lives Matter movement, saying that all of the proceeds from the upcoming Pokemon Go Fest (With a minimum pledge of $5 million) will be donated to Black non-profit organizations and Black Game creators.
We're glad to see the Pokemon Company and other major entertainment companies supporting the BLM. Protests were sparked when Minneapolis police killed African American Man George Floyd during Memorial Day Weekend. Floyd had been arrested after being suspected of giving a counterfeit bill. Forced to place his head on the ground, the arresting officer Derek Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd's neck, limiting his airflow. Despite pleas from Floyd saying that he couldn't breathe, Chauvin refused to let go until Floyd's body was visibly limp. Floyd was pronounced dead on arrival when he was rushed to the hospital.
Of course, Floyd isn't the only case of police brutality. Fed up with the violence and racism hurtled towards the Black community, protestors have taken to the streets to rebel against an oppressive system.
We're glad to see so many different companies standing alongside the protesters as they fight for justice and equality.
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