Happy Juneteenth! This is a day we’re proud to honor and excited to commemorate together as a community. Juneteenth is colloquially referred to as the “longest running African-American holiday” and “America’s second Independence Day.” Today celebrates not just the end of American slavery, but also the beginning of an ongoing push toward equality in America that continues today.
If you want to learn more about Juneteenth, there are great resources, like The NAACP, to help understand why this holiday is so important. Today is a celebration of black lives and it’s important to stay informed so that we can educate ourselves on how to be the change we wish to see in the world.
This year, we’ll be spending Juneteenth learning more about the history and the achievements of the black community and learning more about the work that needs to be done to keep moving us closer to racial equality. That is why starting last year, Juneteenth became a paid holiday for NZXT employees in the US. We want the team to have the time to reflect on the significance of this day. Additionally, we were glad to see Juneteenth become recognized as a federal holiday last year but there is much more work to be done to ensure equal rights for all. We encourage our team and our community to spend time learning more about the many ways that this day is being commemorated. We will continue to learn more about how we can celebrate inclusivity for all.
Juneteenth and the furthering of black rights in the United States through efforts like the civil rights movement and Black Lives Matter are important to us. We’ll continue to celebrate alongside the black community as we work to further embrace diversity in the gaming community and the wider world.