NEEF Statement on Racial Inequality

A Statement from NEEF on Racial Inequity

Like many of you, we are shocked and saddened by the events of last year. But we recognize that the root cause of our current strife goes back far beyond the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

At NEEF, our mission is to make the environment more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to the daily lives of all Americans, and we abide by this commitment in our programs and culture. But we cannot truly fulfill our mission until all Americans, regardless of their skin color, feel safe and protected wherever they are.

While we do not have all the answers to solve the problems caused by systemic racism, we can use our platform and the tools readily available to us—education and empathy—to chip away at the foundation of ignorance and intolerance in America. As a non-profit organization, we recognize we must play an active role in the conversations and decisive actions necessary to eliminate racism and racial inequities in our communities.

We envision a world in which people’s everyday actions are guided by an understanding and concern for the well-being of their fellow humans and the planet. We are committed to achieving this by standing in solidarity with Black and African American communities and doing our part as allies in the fight against racist oppression.

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