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Music Industry Launches ‘Donate My Wage’ to Fight Racial Injustice

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Music Industry Launches ‘Donate My Wage’ to Fight Racial Injustice
Donate Your Wage For A Day; Photo courtesy of FlyteVu

On Tuesday, June 2nd, the music industry participated in Black Out Tuesday, a day in which the industry pressed paused on business to show solidarity with the black community. Now, the industry has launched a website that will allow professionals to donate their wages from a day of work to Black organizations.

By visiting DonateMyWage.org, individuals can donate to various organizations, including Loveland Foundation, Black Lives Matter, NAACP LDF, National Lawyers Guild, Audre Lorde Project, Black Women’s Blueprint, Color of Change, Colorlines, ACLU, Equal Justice Initiative, Families Belong Together, RAICES, Showing up for Racial Justice, SisterSong, and United We Dream.

The website has a built-in calculator that will calculate an individual’s wage for the day. The site also explains the purpose of Black Out Tuesday and features a pledge that reads, “I take this day to show solidarity to Black Lives Matter, George Floyd and others who have long suffered racial injustice, and I pledge my voice, presence and financial support to organizations who have been fighting this fight a lot longer than I have and whose work is actively changing our world.”

Many country artists participated in Black Out Tuesday by posting a black square on social media and leading fans to resources of how to help the fight against racism and police brutality. In addition, many country artists have spoken out individually about the police killing of George Floyd, which has since sparked protests and conversations about race and law enforcement across the country.