Antiracism

We Support & Stand With the Black Community

Here's how we plan to do better.

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June  5, 2020

Creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive company has been a goal of ours. And yet, we recognize our efforts have not been anywhere near enough, and we need to do more. To follow up on our promise from Sunday, we wanted to share our plans.

We will make changes to our recruitment and hiring efforts in order to welcome and actively seek out a more diverse range of candidates for all positions. We will work to amplify the voices of our Black and POC teammates without putting the burden of education on them. We will increase Black representation across all of our channels. We will actively seek out more Black makers and content creators to build meaningful connections and partnerships.

We are monitoring our comment sections more closely for racist language and hate speech. We commit to revisiting all of these topics on a regular basis to measure our progress and make necessary adjustments. Our goal is to create systemic change at Food52.

We are donating $60,000, to be distributed equally among three organizations: The Movement for Black Lives, The Conscious Kid, and The Equal Justice Initiative. We believe that policy reform, education, and the rigorous pursuit of racial justice are critical components of meaningful and lasting change, and these three organizations are among those making a real impact. We will continue to invest our time and money to support racial justice, equity, and inclusion.

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“I'm excited to see more BIPOC faces at Food52. I have to admit, reading some of the Food52 BLM articles made me be like '...but I almost never SEE black people in front of the camera, and if they are, they're usually the guest.' And there are so many people working behind the scenes that I don't see, but I really, really want to hear from and learn more about black and indigenous recipes and culinary history from those people. I'm tentatively hopeful to see changes in hiring practices. Thank you for donating and stating your commitments to anti-racism. ”
— Gwynnie
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We have a responsibility to stand up for and follow through on what we believe is right.


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Gwynnie June 9, 2020
I'm excited to see more BIPOC faces at Food52. I have to admit, reading some of the Food52 BLM articles made me be like '...but I almost never SEE black people in front of the camera, and if they are, they're usually the guest.' And there are so many people working behind the scenes that I don't see, but I really, really want to hear from and learn more about black and indigenous recipes and culinary history from those people. I'm tentatively hopeful to see changes in hiring practices. Thank you for donating and stating your commitments to anti-racism.
 
hevandriel June 7, 2020
Thank you.
 
dee June 6, 2020
Thank you