“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
- Rev Martin Luther King Jr. Letter From Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Advancing Race Equity
Over the past two weeks, we have received a barrage of emailed messages and statements condemning the brutal murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery and countless other unarmed black men, women, and children killed by racist acts. There seems to be a heightened sense of compassion that has arisen across our nation, particularly in view of the racial injustices we have seen recently in communities, quite like Parkside, where black people work and live. We believe, however, this moment calls for more than words! We need thoughtful yet uncomfortable conversations and focused actions so that never again will we have two Americas, one privileged by wealth, opportunity, and safety and the other shackled by skin color and zip code. It is imperative that communities and people of color are prioritized with the investment, tools and strategies needed to effectively allow for integrated racial equity. Only then can we achieve a society deeply rooted in justice, freedom and equality!
Simply put, “black lives” (we) matter. Can we hold you accountable to act as such? Please join with PBCIP as we continue to advance the work of race equity in the city of Camden, NJ.