In an ideal world, we live in a utopian society where everyone is equal irrespective of race, economic status, religion, culture, or gender.
The Larkin Company aims to play an integral part in social justice reform to bring forth positive and progressive change in our country. We believe in the fair and equal treatment of all. We aim to take an active part in distinguishing inequality gaps and addressing them within our reach.
As we continue to educate ourselves on social justice issues, we have learned that positive change begins first and foremost within ourselves. From there, change will continue within our homes, our communities, and our businesses. The hope is that as change occurs, meaningful reform will take place at the city, county, state and federal levels, with the ultimate goal of attaining equality, inclusivity, and fair treatment of all.
In late May of 2020, Black Lives Matter protests erupted around the country at unprecedented rates following the death of George Floyd; a black citizen vainly killed by a law enforcement officer. The country’s response to Floyd’s death was deep-rooted and steeped in a history of repression and mistreatment of the Black community. The sudden outbursts of protests across the country were powerful and impactful, yet beautiful. People of all backgrounds unified to stand in solidarity with the Black community, demanding justice and reform, and most importantly, recognition of the fact that the lives of Black people matter.
What Are We Doing?
We recognize that the larger issue at hand is that our justice system is flawed and needs immediate reform to improve the lives of our Black communities. Thus, we have taken some important steps here at The Larkin Company to address this inequality gap. We have empowered and provided resources to our Larkin Family to ensure that they are able to participate in this collective fight for social justice reform. First and foremost, we recognize that all those that may want to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, financially, may be limited due to personal and familial obligations. The Larkin Company believes each individual should be empowered to show their support without financial restrictions. As such, we have provided each individual in our Larkin family with one-hundred dollars to donate to an organization that is devoted to positive change and reform.
A Vision for the Future
We hope that our recent efforts signify a progressive contribution to social justice reform and, in the notion, to create a more inclusive and equitable country that is free of bias, discrimination and racism. We understand that we still have a lot to learn; however, we are committed to continuing our efforts to bring forth positive change. Together, we can create ‘a more perfect union’. We can make a difference.