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Hold Hilary Jones Accountable For Her Intolerance

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Hilary Jones is a noted drummer living in California. Originally from Baltimore Maryland -- a community with a deep history of cultural diversity-- she has carved out a successful career as a performing and recording artist.

Unfortunately, she has taken to spreading racially insensitive commentary across her social media platforms which disparages the important history of struggle that non-white-skinned Americans face daily. She recently referred to Africa as the "Shithole Motherland" while encouraging all African Americans who take issue with America's sad history of racial intolerance to repatriate and that "Wakanda awaits". She makes further intolerant overtures and broad-sweeping generalizations about African Americans including calling them criminals and rapists, before doubling down with the phrase: "Dam (SP) straight, and I stand by every word".

She mastered an instrument and art form that is inseparably tethered to the black struggle and while standing on the shoulders of the non-white giants she learned the lexicon of rhythm from, she dishonours them with her intolerant, hate-based diatribes.

By lending your signature below, you demand that those who contract her or abide in any professional arrangement such as providing tour and logistic support, equipment sponsorship, etc., immediately separate their professional entity from any and all future engagements and opportunities in which this intolerant, disrespectful and bigoted individual is associated with.Drum Workshop Drums is listed as a key supplier, however they indicate that they have taken steps to address this issue.

Links to their social media account can be found below:

DW: https://www.facebook.com/dwdrums/?tn-str=k*F

UPDATE: Drum Workshop has publicly announced that they do not align themselves with hate. "She's gone". Bravo Mr. John Good and Juels Thomas for acting without delay on this critical issue at a time when empathy and caring within our multi-cultural community is needed most.

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