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The Convictions in the Ahmaud Arbery Murder
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.