June 10, 2020
Categorized: Diversity | IBM News | Inclusion
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The recent heartbreaking events in the U.S. with the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd bring to light the inequality, bias, prejudice, and racism so many contend with on a daily basis. Our employees everywhere are hurting, and this is an especially difficult time for Black IBMers.
On June 8, IBM joined the business community in Georgia to urge the passage of statewide anti-hate crime law. Georgia is only one of four U.S. states that do not have anti-hate crime legislation. We’ll have more to share soon on IBM advocacy efforts to address the pain and hurt that too many have felt in recent days, but we believe this bill will make an important statement that there’s no place for hate in Georgia, a place that many of us call home.
IBM is firmly committed to continuing these tough conversations and pushing for bold actions—including policy actions—in the coming weeks, months, and years or however long it takes to end systemic racism in the U.S.
You can read the full letter here: https://www.passhatecrimesga.com/supporters