With Liberty and Justice For All
Officially adopted by Congress in 1942 they decreed that the Pledge of allegiance should be recited while holding the right hand over the heart. Regardless of social economic lines, the pledge is recited in almost every public school across the Nation. The ugly truth is that the pledge has never truly represented all those who recite it.
By now we’ve all seen the horrific images of George Floyd and how he suffered during his death at the hands of law enforcement officers. This is not the first type of death a black person has fallen victim to as a result of the Police. If we all agree to listen and talk about how the real issue of systemic racism plagues our Country, we just might be able to foster an environment of change.
Instead of placing our hands across our hearts to recite the pledge to the flag of the United States of America, it is time we put our hearts and every word of the pledge into action, making it apply to all those who recite it. As a small business, we are pledging to do our part by donating to a worthy nonprofit working hard to build awareness so we can end systemic racism.
The charity we’ve chosen is called The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
The Innocence project’s mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.
We are donating one dollar from the sale of our Black Ice design in which Black Ice is an acronym for Black Injustice Can’t Exist (ICE). It is a start for us and that’s how it will begin for anyone. Start right where you are with whatever platform you have. Speak up and use your voice to make a positive change in the world we all have to live in.
There are so many truths in this fight and one of them is that all lives matter but until we see Black Lives Matter and flourish in every facet of society, our Nation will continue to hurt and struggle. Please consider purchasing a Black Ice Unisex T-Shirt, Crop Hoodie, Tank Top or our 3-D Embroidered dad style ball cap. Your contribution is greatly appreciated and making a difference around the world.