The law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP unequivocally stands in solidarity with the Black community in condemning racism and fighting for equality and justice.
Recent events involving police and civilian interactions with people of color have once again shined a light on the important work that must be done to ensure accountability from those who misuse their power and privilege. As lawyers, we have a responsibility to speak out against injustice, particularly when the results of the legal process are systemically unfair. We cannot afford to be silent.
We also express our grief to those physically and emotionally impacted by racial discrimination, bias and injustice. As a firm, we challenge ourselves, our colleagues and our clients to take steps large and small to combat racism and its effects now and going forward. This includes opening dialogues on what are difficult, yet important conversations around systemic racial inequality and acknowledging the experiences of those communities particularly oppressed by it. Honest, empathetic dialogue is a key first step to ending this unacceptable state of affairs, a first step on a long and challenging path.
However, we believe that words are not enough. We therefore are making a contribution to the NAACP Legal and Educational Fund, Inc. https://www.naacpldf.org/ to assist in supporting peaceful protests and addressing the problems of racism, segregation, socioeconomic oppression, and income inequality that have created and resulted from systemic discrimination. We hope others will do so as well.