The fight for racial equality must be heard.?Amplify?is our series devoted to elevating black voices and brands, spotlighting issues, and taking action.
Within the past two weeks in American history the ugly underbelly of passive racism has been exposed. Race relations in America have come to a head, spawning the ultimate takeaway that progress is still possible. What started with the public execution of George Floyd has spurred a civil rights movement. Today, this moment in civil rights has become larger than the crime it has incited.
Given these events since George Floyd’s death, it was imperative I reach out to leaders of barbershops (which have always been a source of strength for Black communities), on the state of our union. Connecting with these community advocates has turned out to be an impactful survey; gauging the temperature at the local level with cross-country insights into the attitudes of Blacks towards civil justice.
Here’s what they had to say when reflecting on the last two weeks...