Commission says Now is Time to Tackle Racism
The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission has issued a statement following local, national, and worldwide protests for racial justice.
In the statement, Commission Executive Director Diane Clements-Boyd says the time is now to tackle racism in all forms by addressing the normalization and legitimization of white supremacy, racist institutional policies and practices, and explicit or implicit bias.
Clements-Boyd said inaction or silence in the face of injustice will only perpetuate racism.
The statement noted recent protests against racial injustice, adding “when the last protest has ended, we hope that the fight to end racism continues.”
The Human Relations Commission is the civil rights agency for Evansville and Vanderburgh County.
The commission investigates discrimination complaints in employment, housing, public accommodations, and education.