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Tacumba | The Keepers Code
"We need to place our Monetary and Social Capital into things that affirm who we are. If not we will just continue to perpetuate the very system we claim needs reform. Because at the end of the day, Culture is something we all participate in. Therefore by being silent, you are passively perpetuating ideologies that are problematic to our common humanity." - Tacumba
Tacumba | The Keepers Code
"We need to place our Monetary and Social Capital into things that affirm who we are. If not we will just continue to perpetuate the very system we claim needs reform. Because at the end of the day, Culture is something we all participate in. Therefore by being silent, you are passively perpetuating ideologies that are problematic to our common humanity." - Tacumba
Darinel | The Keepers' Code
“Allies should use their privilege to support social justice. They need to understand their role in the problem so they can understand their role in the solution.” - Darinel
Darinel | The Keepers' Code
“Allies should use their privilege to support social justice. They need to understand their role in the problem so they can understand their role in the solution.” - Darinel
Ricky | The Keepers' Code
"We should do the right thing for all of us, even when no one is looking. We can’t code switch or half-step when it comes to this problem.” - Ricky
Johnathan | The Keepers' Code
"We can't subscribe to the notion that being inclusive is an option or gloss over diversity as pity policy. These buzzwords have feelings and meaning, and affect all of us including those who look differently, think differently, love differently, perform differently, and speak differently than the pre-constructed majority. Once we begin to look at diversity as a mindset, and inclusion as a lifestyle, we can begin to embrace our differences." - Johnathan
Johnathan | The Keepers' Code
"We can't subscribe to the notion that being inclusive is an option or gloss over diversity as pity policy. These buzzwords have feelings and meaning, and affect all of us including those who look differently, think differently, love differently, perform differently, and speak differently than the pre-constructed majority. Once we begin to look at diversity as a mindset, and inclusion as a lifestyle, we can begin to embrace our differences." - Johnathan
Ricky | The Keepers' Code
"We should do the right thing for all of us, even when no one is looking. We can’t code switch or half-step when it comes to this problem.” - Ricky
William | The Keepers' Code
“Allies need to know the full context of the problems in our nation because there’s more to our history than what we get taught in school.” - William
William | The Keepers' Code
“Allies need to know the full context of the problems in our nation because there’s more to our history than what we get taught in school.” - William
Jederick | The Keepers' Code
“We shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge our biases, it is the first step forward from ignorance.” - Jederick
Jederick | The Keepers' Code
“We shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge our biases, it is the first step forward from ignorance.” - Jederick

The Keepers' Code

  1. #1 - We will struggle for equity together, because the struggle belongs to all of us - not just some of us.
  2. #2 - We will take ownership with urgency, because acting with urgency is the proof that we share in the problem.
  3. #3 - We will learn from our collective history, because we cannot create future solutions for all of us without understanding the past struggles of some of us.
  4. #4 - We will be public about our beliefs and values, because if they are kept private - they do not exist.
  5. #5 - We will uncover our personal biases, in order to challenge the biases in our social circles.
  6. #6 - We will seek diverse points of view around every table, because if we don’t, our businesses and communities cannot thrive.

THE KEEPERS’ CODE IS EVER-GROWING AND WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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About Us

President Obama launched My Brother’s Keeper at the White House in February 2014 to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color. To scale and sustain its mission, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance was launched as a private sector entity in 2015. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, along with cross-sector partners, will work to accelerate impact in targeted communities, mobilize citizens and resources, and promote what works — all with the goal of encouraging mentorship, reducing youth violence, and improving life outcomes for boys and young men of color.

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We believe that every young person deserves equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity, regardless of circumstance.

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We are leading a collaborative, cross-sectoral movement to break down barriers boys and young men of color disproportionately face along the life path in order to create lasting change.

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