Cracks of Structural Racism are Erupting in Earthquakes, Says Institute
In response to recent events shining a light on racism in America – including the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color and the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd – the following can be attributed to Ryan Haygood, President & CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice:
“From the ravaging of communities of color by the pandemic, to case after case of brutal violence from racist policing, we are seeing our very foundation erupt into earthquakes from the deeply embedded cracks of structural racism.
“Marching in the streets is the correct response. It is a necessary response. It is a beautiful response. It is an inevitable response to generations of violence and harm.