The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Board of Directors stands in solidarity with Black Americans and people of all ethnicities, genders, and orientations to oppose all forms of racism and to mourn the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Today, we call for justice and reform through policy and action to meaningfully address social and racial injustice in America in every community.
The USHCC does not tolerate any forms of racism or injustice.
We understand the outpouring of peaceful protests and nonviolent gatherings happening around the country and the world because of the needless deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and the countless others. It is unacceptable that far too many Americans live in constant fear of losing their lives in our country, which strives to stand as the beacon of freedom and justice.
This unending violence should rattle us all to our core as it also should for Asian-Americans harassed and targeted with violence due to misinformation about COVID-19, Jewish-American victims of Anti-Semitic hate crimes murdered recently in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Hispanic-Americans senselessly murdered in an act of racial violence in El Paso, and other explicit examples throughout the country.
We must come together now as communities of color, as Americans, and as new allies, neighbors, friends, business leaders, and decision makers to stop racism and discrimination and promote reforms in education, housing, job creation and economic opportunity.
Today, the Hispanic business community puts out a call to build on the legacy left behind by the senseless killing of George Floyd, through meaningful action to end racial inequalities in all of their unlawful and inequitable manifestations.
We join all others in standing as one unified community to bring about action and declare together that discrimination and bigotry against any fellow human being is wrong and that in fact #BlackLivesMatter.
About the USHCC
The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.