What’s happening in our city and country isn’t just about a recent eruption of police brutality. As a country, we are grappling with the result of hundreds of years of systemic racism violence against Black people. The uprisings that have been happening and will continue to occur in response to these systemic injustices are part of long lineages of resistance.
We are with you. We condemn racist actions and violence. We honor the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, David McAtee and other victims, their families and the countless lives of far too many others before them.
This is a painful time as wounds that have been gaping for a long time are just being seen by some. Personally and professionally, we are addressing our own blind spots and will continue to do so in an effort to listen, understand and speak up.