George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and too many others should be alive today. As our nation confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, which is disproportionately ravaging Black communities, we must address the public health crisis that racism presents.
The over-policing of Black bodies is a public health crisis.
Now is not just the time to call out violent racism gone viral, it is also a time to look inward. White supremacy and systemic racism permeate every American institution; medical and feminist spaces are not exempt. We can do better and we will. In this moment, we commit to supporting and making space for the Black organizations and leaders already at the forefront of this fight. We will follow their lead. Please join us as we do.