An Open Letter from Pivot Point’s CEO | Black Lives Matter

Dear Friends,

Pivot Point wants you to know that we stand with the Black community during these difficult times. We would like to express our deepest condolences for your losses and offer you our undaunted solidarity. We will continue to do everything we can to foster justice and social change to bring about the equality you demand and deserve. We join you in your fight for change.  

 

If you know us, you know that from the earliest days of our founding, we’ve strived to keep our eyes, ears and hearts open to the needs and wants of communities of color in the U.S. and abroad. Doing what’s right and making a difference are central to our core values. We will continue to engage with our partners and friends in the beauty industry to fight for justice and equality and help others “unlearn” the thinking and behaviors that offend and outrage so many.  

 

We also want our fellow beauty industry workers of color to know that we stand with you and support you. We recognize that you’re someone’s father, mother, sister, brother, daughter or son, and your life and the lives of your family are JUST AS IMPORTANT as anyone else’s in this country. We understand that silence condones and supports racist behavior and that is NOT ACCEPTABLE to us.

 

The anger and hurt the people of your community feel needs to be acknowledged and addressed. Your Pivot Point family will continue to raise our voices and listen to yours as we move forward with the call for real change. The rights and safety of ALL Americans should be uniformly protected.

 

Join us in supporting these organizations that are diligently working to foster change in all of our communities:

Campaign Zero: Utilizes research and analysis to identify effective solutions to end police brutality.

NAACP: Fights against racial injustice through litigation, advocacy and public education.

ACLU: Provides support and legal assistance to those with civil rights complaints.

 

We will do better. Let’s do more together.

 

Sincerely,

Robert Passage,

Chairman & CEO

Pivot Point International, Inc.

 

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