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BLM: How to help

Jun 8, 2020 | Do This, Positivity, racism, studio culture

I’ve heard about companies doing a lot of different things given the current situation with racial injustice and police brutality, so I wanted to put together a list of things that might help. This list came out of a conversation with friends from different studios, so it’s not a list from any particular studio, but what different studios are doing:

  • Donating to various racial justice organizations
  • Donating to bail funds in their city
  • Having open conversations internally across the studio
  • Posting messages decrying police brutality and racism on social media
  • Messaging internally to employees that Black Lives Matter
  • Providing support (e.g. counseling) for people if they need it
  • Providing time off for people if they need it
  • Offering legal advice for anyone at the studio who is arrested during the protests
  • Hiring a diversity and inclusion manager
  • Adding books on how to be anti-racist to the studio library
  • Adding books by black authors to the studio library

Editor’s note: if you have other suggestions for how to support the Black community or Black game developers, email us at salt@gamedevsalt.com and we will add it to the list!

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