>NEW YORK, NY – Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, issued the following statement in response to the Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force Trial’s guilty verdict for Detectives Daniel Hersel and Marcus Taylor.
Black voter participation has beaten white participation for the first time in history. Those threatened by this trend have been over-active battling it: creating multiple barriers to obstruct Black votes and voters. Others seek to exploit this trend: pandering for votes without delivering results. In 2016, we are fighting both fronts.
Too many people profit way too much from moving Black people through our criminal justice system. We work to end these incentives, tackling unfair practices that do not benefit society at all, but destroy Black lives and communities for the gain of corporations, municipalities and politicians.
Hollywood Culture Project
We created the Hollywood Culture Project because content matters. The research is clear: if we want the realities that Black people face in society to change, then portrayals of Black people in media must change—becoming more accurate, more diverse, more empathetic and more human.