Combating Racial Injustice
We at the BGC stand with all in our community, in the face of murder and injustice.
We stand with you, and all who are demonstrating their unhappiness with the status quo.
For nearly 45 years, the BGC has been an agent for change in our neighborhoods, serving as a catalyst for affordable housing, youth education, better employment opportunities, business development, and social justice.
But in these past two weeks, we mourn. We look inward and ask ourselves painful questions about what we could do better. In the wake of tragedies like the murders of George Floyd, Antwon Rose II, and Jonny Gammage, we need to see change – change that will have both the police and the rest of American society placing a higher value on the well-being of the Black Community.
We stand in resolute support of those who have been protesting to bring justice to the actions of law enforcement agencies. We stand with Black Lives Matter and endorse their bold goals for a better America. We call upon Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council to revamp our police bureau to prevent the excessive use of force by its officers in the future, and to toughen independent investigations of all charges of official oppression or misconduct.
Our community is actively working towards the changes that we need. We are proud of what our neighbors have been able to accomplish. Let us know what we can do to support the efforts of reformers everywhere.
We’re here for you.
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