Racism has no place in our society.
We at FortneyScott and WorkPlace HR are deeply saddened by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the recent incidents of violence, racism, and intolerance taking place in communities throughout our nation. The subsequent protests reflect the righteous pain, anger and frustration that African Americans and all of us feel about racism. Compounding this injustice is the disproportionate illness and death rates in the African American and Latino communities and the rise in harassment of people of Asian descent due to the pandemic.
The attorneys and staff of FortneyScott and WorkPlace HR have dedicated their careers to advancing equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace and human rights across the globe. We are committed to creating a fair, just and inclusive society.
The outpouring of support by people of all races and cultural identities in peaceful protest serves as both a challenge and reminder that achieving equality is not solely the responsibility of communities of color but of everyone. Each of us must step up, speak out, and help address our Nation’s shortcomings. At FortneyScott and WorkPlace HR, we are working with our clients to achieve the goal of equal opportunity. We want to ensure that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream — that all children will “one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” — becomes a reality.