“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
– James Baldwin
Our hearts are heavy. The events happening in our country have had a crippling effect on all of us and have shed light on the tremendous social injustice and racism that still exists today. ACTS stands in solidarity with black people – our team members, clients and partners – and all others fighting for a more just and equitable world. The dehumanization and systemic racism faced by black people, and other communities of color, must be challenged in every instance, rooted out, and eliminated.
Every day, white people must see, learn about, and acknowledge the racial injustice, inequity, and inhumanity that is encoded in our systems and structures. Every day, white people must bear witness to the exhaustion, trauma, pain and anger black people and other people of color feel. Just as urgently white allies must act, supporting black people’s efforts to build on the strengths of their people and communities.
We will continue to celebrate the diversity that has helped build this company, nurture a culture where the dialogue is always open and ensure our team members all feel safe. Although we don’t have all the answers, our goal is to learn from our team, our communities and their experiences. We have an unwavering commitment to fight racism in all its forms and to make the world a more just and equitable place.