Statement for #BlackOutTuesday

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

WildKat understands that we need to make deeper and more honest commitments to be anti-racist and support our Black colleagues, friends and people around the world. Promises for inclusion, diversity and equality do not go far enough and we recognise the need for clear actions to make strong our commitments to change.

Black Lives Matter. We are proud, as a company, to support this movement. Like many others in the music industry, our social media will fall silent today as we instead take time to review our output, educate ourselves further on anti-racism, and look to make material changes and real commitments for the future. From the people and organisations that we work with, to the journalists we speak to, to the stories and voices we share, we will start here to take action against inequality. We will provide resources for our colleagues, and this will become a key part of our company ethos.

Our action starts here today with the small step of not sharing any news unrelated to the Black Lives Matter movement and only sharing our intentions and actions for new commitments.

For relevant resources please read, participate and donate to the following:


Me And White Supremacy – The Workbook
Layla Saad

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Reni Eddo-Lodge (Please note that Reni has asked those who buy a copy to please match however much you bought it with a donation to the @MNFreedomFund or better yet, borrow the book from a friend or library and donate what you would have spent to @MNFreedomFund)

How To Be An Antiracist 
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race 
Ijeoma Oluo

Film and TV:

Ava DuVernay

Dear White People 
Justin Simien

When They See Us
 Ava DuVernay


Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Stephen Lawrence Trust

Social Media:

Color of Change

Black Visions Collective

Please also see:

Anti-racism resources for white people

Anti-racism Project

Obama Foundation

These are a small selection of the many resources available. We urge other organisations taking part in #BlackOutTuesday to do the same and not stay silent.