Posted on Friday 10 July 2020
CLIC Sargent joins charities from across the UK to support the #StopHateForProfit Campaign
We’re standing with Shelter, Alzheimer’s Society, Anthony Nolan, and other charities across the UK to urge all social media platforms to make sure racism and other hate speech are eradicated, so they are a safer place for the communities that use them.
Joint Statement: “It is not acceptable for the content of any social media platform to drive hatred towards people based on age, disability, race, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation or anything else. We urge all social media platforms to make sure racism and other hate speech are completely eradicated, so they are a safer place for the communities that use them. As organisations seeking to be anti-racist in all we do, we recognise that we have much to still learn and to do.
As such we support the values of #StopHateForProfit Campaign and admire those commercial organisations that have taken a stance in support, taking a hit to their own profits as a result. We now ask these companies to consider reinvesting this budget into the work of non-profit organisations working with or aligned with the values of the #StopHateForProfit campaign.
As organisations that don’t ‘profit’ from Facebook, but raise vital funds to support people across the UK, we show our solidarity by calling out hate on Facebook and highlighting the damage it causes to the groups we work with. The people we support depend on us continuing to promote our support services and fundraise using this platform, which is vital to our work. We will also use our voice and platforms to amplify the message of #StopHateForProfit call out hate speech, challenge racism and social injustice directly as we stand in solidarity with this important cause”
CLIC Sargent has announced that approximately 40 staff will be made redundant in the coming weeks and several of its charity shops are remaining closed because of the devastating financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.