Minecraft Studio To Donate All June 19 Profits To Racial Justice Campaigns
Mojang has announced it will donate one day of profits from across all of its Minecraft game sales to organizations like the Black Lives Matter Foundation.
In light of ongoing protests advocating racial justice and police reform, several game publishers and studios have offered statements of solidarity and monetary donations. Mojang has now outlined its own plans, which will give all Minecraft video game profits to racial justice organizations on June 19.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Mojang said it will donate all profits earned that day from Minecraft, the Minecraft Marketplace, and the newly-launched Minecraft Dungeons to three organizations. Those are the Black Lives Matter Foundation, the Equal Justice Initiative, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.
"We stand in unwavering support of the Black community, denouncing the racism, oppression, and suffering endured by so many for so long," reads the statement. "As a team, we've been listening, learning, and considering how we can contribute to the powerful movements pushing for equality and justice in the US and around the world. Because Black Lives Matter."
Join us in support of the Black community. Learn more about Black Lives Matter at https://t.co/34gCALVbca, Equal Justice Initiative at https://t.co/ntLEGfBoIk, and the NAACP LDF at https://t.co/KUeHZawSC4 pic.twitter.com/iq29SX0LB7— Minecraft (@Minecraft) June 5, 2020
As noted in the statement, June 19 marks Juneteenth, which celebrates the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Mojang didn't give an estimate as to how much may be raised with one day of profits, but Minecraft is consistently one of the most popular games in the world.
GameSpot encourages its readers to contribute to local and national causes promoting racial justice like the ones listed above. We're also hosting Play For All, our summer gaming celebration that is raising money for both coronavirus relief and Black Lives Matter.
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