STATEMENT ON BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS
Black Lives Matter.
The video-taped murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police officers is a horrific tragedy. The fact that this happens again and again in the United States is evidence of systemic and institutional injustice.
The protests that followed Mr. Floyd’s death were an expression of pure democratic outrage. Outrage over the persistence of structural racism and its devastating effects on individuals and on communities.
The protests were also a sign of hope.
At PRG, we stand by and support the protesters, their efforts, and their mission. We are committed to the vision of justice and equity; we are committed to hope. We remain dedicated to the difficult and complex challenges that confront us in reconciling the disparities that are the long-lasting legacy of slavery and racism in this nation.