Rashad Robinson’s op-ed on how Facebook tried to smear George Soros to deflect attention from their role in allowing hate speech to spread and fake news to influence US elections. This tactic is increasingly used to discredit progressive groups while allowing right-wing speech and violence to move further into the mainstream.
Color Of Change received threats tied to its relationship with George Soros after Facebook hired a right-wing PR firm to deflect from the company’s own misdoings by launching a smear campaign against its critics, which includes COC for its work on Net neutrality. Rashad Robinson responds to the anti-Semitic, anti-Black nature of these efforts to paint progressive groups as being a pawn of Soros, who is a funder of COC as is Facebook executive Dustin Moskovitz.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” starring a number of strong female characters, hit movie theaters this month. Earlier this year, Color Of Change successfully pressed Disney, alongside actress Anika Noni Rose, to ensure Princess Tiana – a favorite from the first film in the series – was not whitewashed and remained an inspiring Black character.
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Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by more than 1.4 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.
We did something that we were told was impossible. When we first launched this campaign in 2014, people told us that we were no match for Bill O’Reilly. That no amount of public pressure, especially not from a Black organization, could ever change anything at Fox News. But our members spoke and Fox News has officially announced that Bill O’Reilly’s platform for anti Black vitriol and misogyny has been canceled.
In 2007, Color Of Change rallied our emerging community to bring a national spotlight to the Jena 6: funding a new legal team, forcing abusive officials to face national scrutiny, and changing the course of events.
Nearly 300 companies have pulled their ads from Glenn Beck’s show. Join the effort to stop his hateful rhetoric.
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Color Of Change puts analysis into action, helping create the conditions that make policy change possible. Demos counts on Color Of Change to force the accountability we need for our democracy and economy to improve, so all people get the equal say and equal chance they deserve. They leverage their members and media savvy to popularize winning ideas, while taking on the opposition in a way few others can.
Who's gonna offer clarity in a moment of confusion if we don't have leadership? Color Of Change is a leadership organization . . . They're so fiercely independent . . . Color of Change engaging people is the heart of how you make the rules different to benefit everyone . . . They want to see a fairer, greener, more accessible, more racially just America, and so do I.
Color Of Change gets culture. They are building bridges between movements on the ground and those of us who can tell the stories no one else will. They know how to support storytellers who want to broaden the landscape of stories we see in mainstream entertainment, especially when it comes to Black people's lives. Many people outside the industry don't get how it works, and how it can change, but they do.
Color Of Change is doing important work in our communities and in our movement. From building local, Black-led power to supporting Black leadership, Color Of Change is a valued partner. Their platform has helped us change our communities, from the ground up -- whether it's to hold a district attorney accountable or to stop a corporation from preying on our communities, they are unbought and unbossed. We are proud to stand with them side by side to change the world.