For Amazon, Black Lives Don’t Matter

Riad Kherdeen
The Startup
Published in
6 min readJun 10, 2020

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Amazon and other corporations are deeply complicit in the ongoing oppression and precarity of Black folk and their communities in America.

Amazon employees, led by Chris Smalls who would be fired, hold a protest and walkout on March 30 in Staten Island, New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Plastered across Amazon’s homepage for the past few days is a black banner with white, bold text that reads “Black lives matter.” Amazon wants the world to know that it “stands in solidarity with the Black community” by donating $10 million to organizations that…

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Riad Kherdeen
The Startup

PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley. Your source for original, critical, thought-provoking content about art, history, culture, and politics.