In the past few days, our country has raised a collective response to the ongoing issues of unequal justice and racism sparked by the killing of George Floyd and countless others at the hands of those intended to protect and serve.
I have refrained from making public statements because my feelings are complex. I want to be able to say the right thing and be a vehicle of hope. I have come to realize that the wrong thing to do is to say nothing. We must all speak against the inequalities and racism which extend throughout our economic systems for all communities of color, and particularly the black community.
Oppression of any human, black, brown, and beyond, is not the way forward. Love, understanding, and coexisting in a peaceful society must be the cornerstone on which we build our successes. It is very apparent there are systemic challenges we must face and overcome if there is to be social equality in our country. Our condolences to the Floyd family and all the families who have lost loved ones unjustly. We are better than this. We stand for social justice and equality.