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The Convictions in the Ahmaud Arbery Murder

November 26, 2021
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Statement of Brian McIndoe, President & CEO, on the Convictions in the Ahmaud Arbery Murder

The fight for racial justice in America moves slowly, but purposefully. On Wednesday, in one instance, justice has been done. The three killers of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder, in a trial that was watched around the world.

This case was a classic example of institutional racism — from the reasons Ahmaud was pursued by his killers, to the disregard of local law enforcement in taking any action. It wasn’t until one of the killers uploaded his cellphone video of the incident that the world learned of this tragedy.

Systemic and institutional racism have been a part of the American way of life for more than 400 years. Black people and people of color have faced racial, social, and economic inequality as a consequence. And those circumstances, in turn, feed into a public health crisis that affects the well-being of millions of Americans and the health outcomes for people of color.

Ryan Health was founded on principles of social justice. We see what is happening in society, and in our own workplace. We’re taking steps to address the inequalities we know exist. Things don’t change overnight, but raised awareness and increased visibility are key in making progress. Your voices create change.

Ahmaud Arbery’s family can take some solace knowing that justice has been done, although it won’t bring Ahmaud back. Our hearts go out to them for their loss, and to all the families who have lost loved ones to senseless racial hatred.

Black Lives Matter. Ryan Health stands in solidarity in the fight against racism.