June 18, 2020 | by Raj Kaji | in Commentary

Statement on Equality

We are saddened by the senseless, tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans in these recent weeks.  What we witnessed in the past few weeks speak to an injustice that we as a nation cannot deny.  Racism, in all of its forms, is unacceptable. We must honestly address the issues that underlie these societal divisions in order to make real, systemic change.

We cannot achieve equality while people continue to be treated differently on the basis of race, gender or sexual orientation. We must lean into our responsibility to advocate for those within our community who are marginalized and shut out by systems and institutions.  We must also address the ways discrimination shows up in our own community and confront it with intentional engagement and the real, hard work of self-reflection.

We invite all stakeholders – our employees, our university clients and their students to share your candid thoughts for how we might stimulate the necessary ethical reflection and inspire individual and collective responses to the myriad forms of inequality that plague our society.