Poshmarks Founder and CEO Manish Chandra sent the following message to users:
“Dear Poshmark Community,
My heart is heavy with our nation’s tragic history of violence and racism that continues to target the Black community. So many are hurting, including many of you, and this pain cannot be ignored. I grieve for those who have lost their lives, their loved ones, their innocence, and their opportunity in life as a result of prejudice and discrimination.
We stand with the Black community. As a company, we haven’t spoken out publicly on important social issues like racism and injustice up to now, but we need to use our voice to help drive change and support the path to healing. The crisis of systemic racism in America is something that demands action and attention from all of us. As a first step, we are donating $100,000 across a number of organizations for their vital work to advance racial justice, civil rights, and economic empowerment in the United States: the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Urban League. We also want to create a future with more women of color in technology and will be supporting Black Girls Code as part of this donation.
We want to help create long-term change and will continue to seek out ways to be part of the progress, as a company and community. You have our commitment that acts of racism, hate speech, and discrimination of any kind are not tolerated on Poshmark and are a violation of our community guidelines. If you see or experience such acts, please contact us so we can take action.
We’re proud of the strong community we’ve built together over the years, one that leads with love and one where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Although the gravity of the injustice is immense, I believe in the power of community, the possibility that comes when we work together, and that love will always overcome hate.
Thank you for being part of the Poshmark community.”
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