Over the weekend, Chairman Bob Iger addressed Disney’s firm stance against racial disparity which you can read in its entirety here. Disney also posted the following statement on all of its social media platforms.
Now, the production company Bad Robot led by Star Wars director J.J. Abrams has pledged to donate $10 million dollars to equal rights causes.
The announcement was posted on Bad Robot’s Instagram yesterday. Between Bad Robot and The Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation, $10 million dollars in aid will be provided over the next five years to anti-racist organizations including Black Future Labs, Black Lives Matter, Community Coalition, Equal Justice Initiative, and Know Your Rights Camp.
“We at Bad Robot are grateful to the many scholars, activists, organizers, and leaders fighting on the frontlines of change in our systemically unjust country,” the post read. “Enough is enough. Enough police brutality. Enough outsized privilege. Enough polite conversation,” the statement went on. “In this fragile time, words matter, listening is critical and investment is required.”