Biting the hand that feeds you requires tremendous courage, for it is terribly difficult to abandon your feast of privilege and unassailable opportunities for the pursuit of American equality—more accurately speaking, human equality. Yet, great moral and ethical discord is caused by your silence and willful ignorance, by your fantasies of a world that has never existed for all people. Such is now made undeniably evident in the protests sweeping our country, forcing us to reckon with truth and justice, by law and humanity. Prejudice is an emotional, sustained commitment to ignorance, speaking not to the inferiority of Black and Brown folk but to the ominous inhumanity of hate and racism: a senseless, baseless disease that plagues all people.
In response to the acute situation across America, Gagosian Quarterly encourages our readers to get involved with the following nonprofit organizations, and more, to show support for communities of color in crisis: