The unjust murder of George Floyd sent yet another shockwave through our country and has ignited protests demanding justice not only for Floyd but for countless other victims of state violence.
We denounce these murders and violence against Black people, the culture that permits silence and inaction, and the systems and policies that have perpetuated racism throughout our country’s history. We unequivocally state that Black Lives Matter.
Because we see the depth of pain, grief, anger, and fear these systems bring upon Black people and communities daily, our organization commits to learning and pursuing antiracism in our firm, in our work, and in the public realm where we work and live. We also understand that antiracism must be taught and led by people with the lived experience of racial oppression. The rest of us must be learners and act now.
To be silent is to be complicit.