Pledge supports anti-racism stance
To the Editor:
We acknowledge racism in and beyond our community. We recognize the harm, pain, violence, terror and insult caused to people of color by racist acts, messages and structures.
We also recognize racism limits our own lives, damages ourselves, families and communities, that in doing violence to others we also do violence to ourselves.
We pledge to uproot, confront, address and interrupt racism in ourselves and within and beyond our communities.
We pledge to continue to learn about racism, to recognize our own participation in racism, and to hold ourselves and each other accountable.
Rebecca Alexander Anthony Baratta
Chris and Kayla Flegal
April Charisse Gorsline
Anna L. Harmless
Rev. Wes Kendall
Rev. Bryan Langdoc
Sarah J. Myers
Marjorie G. Smith