Maxwell and Finnegan are two best friends from New York City. Last September a video of them hugging, after they had been unable to play together for several days, gained worldwide attention. Millions shared the video, many saying it gave them hope for the future, because it showed Maxwell, a Black boy, and Finnegan, a White boy, able to have a friendship not defined by race.
Recently the video has had a resurgence on social media following the death of George Floyd and the many Black Lives Matter protests worldwide. It is seemingly still giving people hope for a better and brighter future.
These items were created to help work toward the brighter future, that the video inspired, where racial justice is a realized goal.
Too many people have suffered the terrible consequences of living in a racist society. The time is now to shoulder the responsibility and to join the fight for racial justice.
This collaboration is in support of From Privilege to Progress’s National Movement “to desegregate the conversation about race started by Melissa DePino & Michelle Saahene, the women responsible for the viral video of the two black men unjustly arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks.”