On Wednesday, actor and filmmaker Jordan Peele announced that his Monkeypaw Productions film company will be donating a million dollars to several different organizations fighting for racial justice. As a writer, director and producer, Peele has been funneling his efforts towards expanding the American understanding of racism for a while now, through movies like Get Out and Us. Monkeypaw has also produced projects like BlacKKKlansman and the upcoming Candyman and Lovecraft Country — all of which have had a razor focus on American racism.
“Jordan and Peele and Monkeypaw Productions are proud to donate $1 million across five organizations we see as essential to the health and lives of black people,” Monkeypaw said in a statement. “We are committed to continued action against a system rooted in the violence against oppression of the black community.”
The million dollars will be split between five organizations: the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective, Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, Fair Fight and Transgender Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project.
— Monkeypaw Productions (@Monkeypaw) June 10, 2020
Over the past few weeks, Peele has been active in supporting the wave of protests that continue to surge through America, and has also been critical of the lack of efforts from both political parties to aggressively respond to national concerns about racist police brutality.