Insource stands against racism.
It is heartbreaking to witness the pain and trauma caused to Black and Asian Desi Pacific Island Americans (ADPIA) from acts of racism, discrimination and injustice. We share in the sadness, disappointment, fear, and frustration facing our country, colleagues and families at this time. We believe it is not right to observe in silence.
Sadly, things haven’t changed since the 2020 shooting of George Floyd. The random violence against black people continues in 2022. On May 14th, Payton Gendron brutally shot and killed 10 innocent people in Buffalo, New York. On April 4, 2022 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Patrick Lyoya was shot in the back of the head during a traffic stop for improper vehicle registration. On February 2, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 22-year-old Black man named Amir Locke – asleep and shown to be holding a gun upon awakening – was shot and killed. It is clear from the video footage that Amir was not given a chance.
It is heartbreaking to remember the tragic event of the Atlanta mass shooting on March 16, 2021. And what happened in Minnesota to 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 11, 2021 and George Floyd in 2020. And the killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, Stephon Clark in California, Atatiana Jefferson and Botham Jean in Texas, Eric Garner in New York, and hundreds of other Black and ADPIA people, unarmed human beings.
Nearly 3,800 hate crimes against Asian Americans in cities across the country have been reported to the group Stop AAPI Hate during the first year of the pandemic. These hate crimes along with what happened in NYC to Christian Cooper while bird-watching highlight what Black and ADPIA people live with on a daily basis.
At Insource, we do not have the answers. We cannot independently eradicate systemic racism. However, Insource does and will continue to champion diversity. We will continue to have difficult conversations about race with honesty and compassion, to make Insource better and to play our role in improving the world we share and the clients we support.
As a company, Insource shows our commitment through our words and actions. We respect all views and voices. We continue to look for ways to embody our commitment and encourage others to do the same.
Specifically, we are:
This is still just the beginning. By soliciting ideas from our staff for ways we can most efficiently help, we will use our collective experiences and wisdom to come up with a course of action that will be most effective in ending racial inequality. We urge you to join in your own way, at your own organization and beyond.
In the words of Frederick Douglas,
“a smile or a tear has not nationality; joy and sorrow speak alike to all nations, and they, above all the confusion of tongues, proclaim the brotherhood of man.”
Last updated: May 16, 2022