Billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared his response to an email from a customer who wrote him.
In the email “Macy” says ““ALL LIVES MATTER!… if it wasn’t for all these lives providing their service to your and your company, where would Amazon be today?”
This is Bezos’ response:
No, Macy, I have to disagree with you. ‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t matter. Black lives matter speaks to racism that Black people face in our law enforcement and justice system.
I have a 20-year-old son, and I simply don’t worry that he might be choked to death while being detained one day. It’s not something I worry about. Black parents can’t say the same.
None of this is intended to dismiss or minimize the very real worries you or anyone else might have in their own life, but I want you to know I support this that we see happening all around us, and my stance won’t change.