We are all human beings living in a country that guarantees us the right to pursue happiness. Somewhere along the way, the very gift that allows us to feel love in that pursuit is the same gift that allows us to express fear. Unfortunately, that fear can turn to hatred. And although we can't control the actions of the hate-filled few, we can stand by our values alongside the love-filled many.
As a company, our core values are inclusion, diversity, and creative expression. We always support what's right and just.
As the saying goes, "It's always darkest before dawn." It's dark right now, but there's also a glimmer of light we call hope. Hope that things will be different this time. We need to hang onto that hope and continue to believe in the human spirit to make sure that George Floyd and all other Black men, women, and children who died at the hands of hatred, didn't do so in vain. And more than hope, we need to put action behind our words and educate, inform, and speak out.
Black Lives Matter.
T3 Custom has always been a diverse workforce, but it's not enough. We recognize we can do better and need to do more going forward. To start, we have donated to the NAACP and Color of Change. Additionally, we're observing Juneteenth (June 19) as a holiday for all employees. Please join with us in celebrating the end of American slavery and stand with us as we look to overcome its hideous legacy that has hampered the freedom of our sisters and brothers for too long.
Change happens when hope replaces fear and understanding replaces denial. It starts with our friends, family, and our youth. If you're having difficulty helping them understand a little about how we got here, here's a great video explaining systematic racism.