Posted on June 04 2020
"The function of freedom is to free someone else," Author Toni Morrison.
We are taking a moment to grasp everything going on in the world, the imperfect and beautiful world around us. We support Black Lives Matter. We stand united against systemic racism and white supremacy.
When I started this business, I politely phrased part of the mission as "solidifying the South Asian American identity as truly American." What I really meant was, I'm tired of not being seen as American because I have brown skin.
We know we as South Asian Americans have benefited from the civil rights movement. We know all of our communities have a long way to go to break down biases.
What we can do today is listen, learn, and put dollars behind it. For June, 10% of all sales will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Thank you as always for your support.
— Anu Mannar