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Dear SCWLA Members,

As protests continue in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, the reality of everyday racism amplifies the need for historic change. As members of the legal community, we are charged with the responsibility to further equality and justice. We must condemn systemic and institutional racism. We must stand for inclusion. We must take an active role in promoting fair treatment and equal opportunity in our communities of color.

We must specifically acknowledge the disparities in the Black community and denounce police brutality. The use of excessive force by law enforcement is not a political issue. It is a human rights issue. As such, we encourage all SCWLA members to rise to the challenge of authentic societal change. Change that may be uncomfortable but achieves understanding and allows us to see others for the content of their character.

SCWLA Board 2020

 

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