Statement in Solidarity

We would like to show our solidarity with the Black community in their stand for civil rights, justice, and respect. In the past, the Black community lent their support to the community of people with disabilities, and we would do the same. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to George Floyd, his family, and the increasing number of victims of racism, prejudice, and violence.

Other minority bar associations have posted statements. Reposted here:

More statements are coming, and an expanding list of recommend reading follows:

The Atlantic | The Double Standard of the American Riot

Slate | Public Health Experts Say the Pandemic Is Exactly Why Protests Must Continue

New York Times | Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us: Eventually doctors will find a coronavirus vaccine, but black people will continue to wait for a cure for racism.

The InterceptThe George Floyd killing in Minneapolis exposes the failures of police reform

Bustle | The Lack of Mobilized Outrage For Police Killing Black Women Is An Injurious Erasure

LA Times | Editorial: Stop focusing on looting in Minneapolis. Be outraged that police keep killing black men

CNN | 99 years ago today, America was shaken by one of its deadliest acts of racial violence

MSNBC | Bryan Stevenson: I don’t believe we would win Brown v. Board of Education today

Refinery29 | Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not

Ahwatukee Foothill News | No, I’m not okay

Medium | 20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now

Vox | Asian Americans need to talk about anti-blackness in our communities

Teen Vogue | How Latinx People Can Fight Anti-Black Racism in Our Own Culture

South Seattle Emerald | A call to White People: It’s time to live in the answer

Romper| From Christian Cooper to George Floyd: A Letter To White Parents

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