The good news is that Patreon clearly has plenty of cash to throw around these days.
We’re enraged and saddened by the persistent racism that permeates our society — but our feelings won’t fix the problem. As a company and a community, Patreon has a platform with the power to drive change, and if we fail to leverage that platform, we become part of the problem.
To help in the fight against racism and police brutality, we’re donating $50,000 to Black Lives Matter and other organizations on the front line. We’re also going to increase our financial support to creators of color on Patreon through internal employee programs, and invest to boost diversity among our own ranks, so our team looks more like the community we serve. You can learn more in this blog post from Jack, our CEO.
If they’re financially supporting American Indians, perhaps I should consider opening a Patreon account.