The events of last week are a vivid reminder of how far we are from the ideals of liberty and justice. We are outraged by the death of George Floyd. Our hearts go out to the families touched by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, for all the others before them whom were taken too soon, and to all those in our communities who experience violence, marginalization, and discrimination because of their skin color.
It’s not enough to express our empathy for communities and people who are experiencing hate, who are scared for themselves and their loved ones daily. Now is a time to stand up in solidarity with those who are suffering injustice. Through solidarity and respect for all, we will be an instrument of change, and with clear communication and determination, we will challenge—and work to eliminate—systemic racism.