Staying silent is not an option.
The risk of saying the wrong thing to offend those who live these issues on a daily basis gives me pause.
I’ve battled all week to provide a message that I feel represents what I’d like to communicate in a meaningful way.
Below are excerpts from an email that Dan Glaser, the CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies sent out. It is an accurate representation of our position so I have modified it for FABI below:
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. How many tragic deaths will it take for change to come?
We believe in social justice. We believe in economic justice. We believe in equality before the law. The stress and insecurity of the pandemic only make it more apparent that justice can’t wait for better times. Too many have waited too long.
FABI rejects racism, bigotry and discrimination in all their forms. I believe that we serve the fundamental principles of human dignity, equality, community and mutual respect. Events that run counter to these principles only strengthen our commitment to them.
We are living through a period of extraordinary uncertainty. Take care of each other. Listen to one another. Reach out to your colleagues and to those you love.
Creating a more just and compassionate world is ongoing work. Change is up to all of us. Let’s all strive to make the world a better place.