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The 1990 Institute Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
San Francisco, CA (June 12, 2020)
We, at the 1990 Institute, are outraged by systemic racism against Black Americans and mourn George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others who have been killed. We stand in solidarity with the Black community in grief, anger, and commitment to strengthening the national movement against racism, forging coalitions, and lifting our collective power for social change. We are heartened by the outpouring of concern, commitment, determination, and hope that Americans have shown in the wake of these tragedies and support the vigorous exercise of our constitutionally protected right of free expression.
Acts of hate have no place in America regardless of race. Our society, governing systems, laws and regulations, and leadership have many flaws that have developed over time and must now be critically reexamined and improved. Every individual can make a small change for the better and together we can make systemic changes. We CAN and MUST convert hope into the reality of a more fair and just society. One way to achieve this is to VOTE and be counted. Who we put in positions of leadership and governance greatly affects the direction of our country and future generations.
We at the 1990 Institute join with our friends in the Black community and other communities to seek a better America. The Institute is ready to work with our elected officials, local community leaders, and other organizations to not only educate our citizens about the history of racism and discrimination, but to eliminate it to develop a more perfect union for all Americans.
See also our Chairman’s letter from April 2020.
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