RHD Response to Racism
March 30, 2021
Resources for Human Development is outraged and deeply saddened by the violence committed against George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement. What happened to George Floyd, and so many others, was not the result of a “bad apple” but the result of a system that has been intentionally built to thrive on white supremacy. Black communities are traumatized by deeply rooted systemic racism, the continuation of racially disparate police violence, and the injustices of due process. As a trauma-informed organization, we need to treat these disparities for what they are: a public health crisis.