Metro on George Floyd

Metro Human Relations Commission

Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission news release:

Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission Issues Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

(June 12, 2020) — The Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission joins thousands across this country in condemning the violence that has claimed the lives of black persons in America including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and far too many others. We mourn with and express our heartfelt sympathy to their families. It is a shameful reality that in 2020 we are still witnessing racism and discrimination in our society on a daily basis.

As the civil rights agency for the City of Fort Wayne, the mission of the Commission is to enforce civil rights laws and empower the citizens of Fort Wayne through education on diversity and discrimination issues. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, and disability in employment, housing, public accommodation, and education. The Commission continues to be committed to this mission and working to create an environment where the citizens of Fort Wayne can live, work, and play free from discrimination. We understand, now more than ever, there is still more work to be done.

The time is now for our City to come together to address institutionalized racism and discrimination. We must learn from our past and acknowledge the hurt of our fellow citizens. We must work together to not only have open dialogue, but also move to make long lasting, systemic changes.

We hope that the fight to end discrimination based on a person’s religion, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability continues long after the last protest has ended.

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