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#BlackLivesMatter


Black lives matter. This shouldn’t need to be said, but it does.

Yes, all lives matter. But it’s important to say specifically that Black Lives Matter because Black lives are among the most at risk in the United States right now. Racial injustice has its roots in a racist society that was designed to disenfranchise Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC) in order to enrich people who hold white privilege.

This is a system from which many of us at Buffer benefit. As such, we are committing to anti-racism work as an organization, and we also commit to supporting others doing anti-racism work, with a special emphasis on people of color.

Our commitments

The following are ways we are committed to amplifying the voices of anti-racism activists and organizations.

Gifted Buffer accounts for activists and organizations

If you are a Black person or other person of color who identifies as an activist in this area, or your Black- or POC-owned or -led organization is engaging in anti-racism work, then Buffer would like to gift you a Publish Pro account for life.

You can request your gifted account here.

Donations to anti-racism organizations and education

We have set aside $250,000 USD to support anti-racism education and activism for our teammates and our community. We have donated a total of $100,000 to organizations for and by Black people. We will match teammate donations 2X to anti-racist organizations up to $100,000, and pledge $50,000 USD to fund anti-racism education efforts through gifted books and courses within our team and their families.


We know that the injustices that Black people suffer in the US and much of the western world will not be solved over Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or others. However, these platforms are a way for anti-racism activists to reach each other and a wider community. Social media can play a vital role in bringing this cause into the collective consciousness. Since we are an organization in the social media space, this is one way that we can directly support the individuals and organizations who are working to dismantle racism and white supremacy.

We are a worldwide company with teammates and customers on 6 continents. However, we are incorporated in the US, we obey US laws, and as such we identify as a US company in many ways. This is certainly not the only challenge that the US faces, but it is an injustice so foundational to US culture, and one that causes so much ongoing harm, that we have to act.

Buffer stands with you

If you are a Black person or other person of color who identifies as an activist in this area, or your Black- or POC-owned or -led organization is engaging in anti-racism work, then Buffer would like to gift you a Publish Pro account for life.

Request your gifted account

Donate

If you'd like to take action, here are a few organizations you can donate to: 

Anti-racist resources

Here are some resources that we recommend to begin an anti-racism journey.

Taking action

If you know of a resource to add to this list, please share your recommendations.