Whether you have been part of the IVY community since the beginning, or you just joined recently, we hope that more than anything it is evident that we care about people.
We recognize that from the very beginning of our nation to present day, the Black community has been hurt and is hurting; and we see that there is a need larger than just not being racist. As a brand and as individuals who make up this brand, we are committed to the everyday work of being anti-racist.
As a brand it has always been our intention to be inclusive to all people, but in this time we want to make space to let the Black community know that we are listening, we are learning, and we are allies. We acknowledge that this is work we should have been even more intentional in since the start of IVY, but it is our privilege to do it now. We are listening and learning how we can take part in this fight for equality, and we invite all of our white and non-Black friends to join us in this.
To get started, we have made a list of a few resources that we are going to dig into and get informed. We acknowledge that it is our job to learn, get informed, and listen.
The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity
in Racism by Jemar Tisby
How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
(Article) Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People by Kelsey
Pod For A Cause
The Great Unlearn
The Diversity Gap
Movies + Documentaries
The Hate you Give
When They See Us
These resources are just a starting point for us and we hope you can find value in them wherever you are in your journey towards anti-racism. If you have any other resources that have been helpful to you, please feel free to share them in the comments!