Stormzy has pledged to donate £10 million over the next 10 years to “Organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK”.
This donation has been described as a “lifetime commitment” from not only himself but the #Merky team. Stormzy was seen in the Black Lives Matter protests in London last weekend supporting the movment; urging other’s to join him in donating to causes that support Black people, known for voicing his political views, Stormzy has always been for the culture – big up Stormzy everytime!
Stormzy commented; “The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life – simply due to the colour of our skin. I’m lucky enough to be in the position I’m in and I’ve heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying, ‘If the country’s so racist how have you become a success?!’ And I reject that with this: I am not the UK’s shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard. There are millions of us. We are not far and few. We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born. Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it”.