Black Lives Matter
Like many of you, we feel devastated by the brutal deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others before them at the hands of police. Our hearts go out to their families and communities. But this is not enough.
What is happening in the country today reflects how our past legacies and current systems affect Black people and people of color every day. It shows up in the vastly disproportionate number of Black, Latinx and Native people who are dying from COVID-19 even as they staff our farms, grocery stores, factories and hospitals to keep our country going. It shows up in the lived experiences of people of color around the country who feel afraid and unsafe just because of who they are and the color of their skin.
These present-day experience of trauma and exclusion reflect a legacy of interpersonal and structural racism that has existed since the foundation of our country. It threatens both the lives of people of color and our interconnected social fabric.
WE in the World stands in solidarity with the Black community and other communities of color in this painful time of injustice, racism and inequity with a commitment to working together to create the conditions needed for racial justice.
Somava Saha, MD, MS
Executive Lead, Well Being and Equity (WE) in the World