This is one you’ll need to sit down for. Apparently UnitedOne Bank has launched a a credit card in honor of Black Lives Matter called the “Amir” card.
No this is not a joke.
From the Michigan Chonicle Online:
“A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the $1.2 trillion in spending power of Black America and launch the “Amir” card during Black History Month.
Both OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter are strong advocates for the empowerment of Black people, and have taken special care to communicate this focus through their messaging and their work.
#BlackLivesMatter was sparked by the acquittal of the killer of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin and founded in 2013 as a rallying cry to decree that while every human life matters, it is the constant devaluing of Black life that must come to the forefront of social issues.
#BlackLivesMatter works to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people and to vision and build the kind of world in which we want to live. #BlackLivesMatter is committed to mobilizing Black people and allies to engage in social action that will create a just and peaceful society.”
UnitedOne is a “black owned” bank.
Here is their mission statement:
We are America’s largest Black-owned bank. We’re working to help develop urban communities across the nation, to raise financial literacy within our communities, and to build Black economic power in America.
Way to create unity!