Equality. Inclusion. Social Justice.
These are the values CARE works toward every day. But these values are under threat in the United States and around the world. We are horrified by the unjust murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others. These injustices, on top of a growing global pandemic, have left us with a myriad of emotions — from anger to sorrow, resignation to fury. If you’re feeling this way, know that you are not alone.
For 75 years, CARE has fought alongside the most vulnerable and marginalized communities around the globe to defeat poverty and achieve social justice, equality, and dignity for all. As CARE’s poverty-fighting work extends into domestic communities for the first time, we remember that to be anti-poverty in the United States is to be anti-racist.
We understand that these are deep-rooted, systematic and intergenerational issues and the onus is on white people to address and acknowledge the pain and violence experienced by Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, and other minority communities.
Today, we stand with the Black community – our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors – and we challenge ourselves to listen more, to feel uncomfortable, to learn more about what needs to change, to amplify voices that need to be heard, and to be more active allies in the fight against anti-Black racism and white supremacy in all its forms.
We understand that these are deep-rooted, systematic and intergenerational issues and the onus is on white people to address and acknowledge the pain and violence experienced by Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx, and other minority communities. We need to do better, and we need to do it now. We cannot, as humankind, afford to wait any longer.
For more information on these issues and for how to take action today, we share these resources from trusted allies in the anti-racism movement:
To our community, know that CARE remains committed to ensuring every single person can live with dignity and security, here in the U.S. and around the globe. We join the fight for racial justice, we dedicate ourselves to lasting change, and we say that Black Lives Matter.