Recent events in this country and across the world have shocked and upset us all—and reminded us to the extent that racism and discrimination permeates our society. At Smart Kidz Radio, we steadfastly stand with our Black communities around the world by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. We are more than ever united against any form of discrimination based upon race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender and political opinion. We agree with Martin Luther King when he said, “I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
In this period of great uncertainty and unparalleled crisis, we feel it is a good time to ask ourselves, what have we done so far in our sphere of influence to address racism and discrimination? Black lives have always mattered, but racism and discrimination still persists. We must all commit ourselves to taking responsibility for speaking up and acting when we witness racism and discrimination. The most powerful actions we can take is to listen to those who experience racism and discrimination…grieve for those who have suffered injustices of racism, and then take action that will allow us to find a more hopeful way forward to end racism.
We are committed to incorporate key values inclusiveness and tolerance in all of our radio programing. While we cannot end racism alone, we can, through the power of music, contribute by producing programming that fosters understanding of the musical heritage of all cultures, religions and ethnicities thereby moving toward a fairer, more just, and kinder society for all.
We are inspired by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “With patient and firm determination we will press on until every valley of despair is exalted to new peaks of hope, until every mountain of pride and irrationality is made low by the leveling process of humility and compassion; until the rough places of injustice are transformed into a smooth plane of equality of opportunity; and until the crooked places of prejudice are transformed by the straightening process of bright-eyed wisdom.”
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