Black Lives Matter: A Statement From Fracture CEO, Abhi Lokesh

Systemic racism persists in this country.

Inequality and a lack of true justice for all is rampant.

Black Lives Matter.

Today we stand in grief, frustration, and horror at the pain that systemic racism has caused in our country. We mourn the lives of those we have lost to senseless violence.

It is clear that something has to change. I don’t have the answers. Honestly, I feel unprepared to meet this moment. But we must try. We must recognize that not having the answers does not excuse us from holding ourselves accountable, both as individuals and as a company, to actively work towards equality and justice.

At Fracture, we believe that change starts with seeking first to understand, not to be understood. We commit to listening to, holding space for, and learning from marginalized voices in our community.

We believe that education is vitally important in healing and finding real solutions. We are committed to confronting the problem of racism head on, no matter how painful or uncomfortable, in order to actively pursue the knowledge necessary to solve it.

We promise to hold ourselves, our teams, and our community accountable for our words and actions to ensure that every person is treated equally and with respect, honoring the inherent dignity and worth of every human being.

As we seek to educate ourselves and embody the virtues we demand from everyone else, we pledge to support and empower organizations committed to fighting against systemic racial inequality. There are many who have been bravely fighting for justice and equality for decades. We will support them.

This month we will be donating $25,000 to various organizations committed to fighting racial/social injustice, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Color of Change, and we will take inspiration from the examples they have set and do what we can to be catalysts for change.

It is our sincere hope that the pain that we are feeling now will lead, through committed action and persistence, to healing and true change in our communities. For now, we must embrace this pain as a spark for change, and a reminder of the lives that this injustice and racism have cost us. May we never forget them, carry their names in our hearts, and bravely move forward in their honor.

Abhi Lokesh

About The Author

Abhi Lokesh

Co-founder and CEO at @fractureme. Husband to Aimee. Proud papa of Ari, Rajah, and Bella. Master of naps + The Office. Fan of peanut butter + pizza.

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