04 Jun Black Lives Matter
We are horrified over the murder of George Floyd and countless others who have been targeted because of the color of their skin. Each of these injustices are not isolated incidents; rather, they are manifestations of racist ideologies and inequalities that have pervaded our society for far too long.
As an organization founded by people of color, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) recognizes our responsibility to stand up for those fighting against systemic racism. We want to reaffirm and redouble our commitment to show up for the Black community, not just in words, but in our actions – individually, as an organization, and as a community.
We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and will partner with other communities of color to listen and engage in honest conversations about making change happen. And by addressing our own implicit biases, we can more effectively amplify Black voices and catalyze social justice.
Historically, Asian American struggles for civil rights have been built upon the victories and accomplishments of the civil rights and liberation movements spearheaded by the Black community, often at the cost of lives. In this moment in history, it’s crucial that we, in turn, show up for the Black community — our collective liberation depends on it.
We grieve with the Black community for the murders the nation has witnessed, and are inspired by the diverse voices that have risen up demanding change. We are proud to join with them.
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