Statements Of Solidarity

 

Rockwell Fund, Inc. Statement Regarding Systemic Racial Bias

The Board and staff of Rockwell Fund share the outrage and revulsion of our fellow Americans to repeatedly seeing Black citizens murdered by persons sworn to protect them. We renew our commitment to use our resources to further the causes of social justice and civil rights.

As previously in our nation’s history, events have awakened both the popular will and positive momentum to implement changes to how our police use deadly force and to fair housing laws, school discipline, and the social determinants of health, to name a few.  Let’s listen thoughtfully to each other, work together and keep our resolve.

We recognize the systemic bias against Black people in America.  Going forward, we will ensure to the best of our abilities that this bias is eliminated in all that we do.  Our goal is to support and join with persons and organizations who are committed to promoting equitable outcomes for all people, regardless of race or income, who seek fair housing, restorative justice in school discipline, and the elimination of health disparities and of the cradle-to-prison pipeline.  Let’s get it right this time.

Statement of Rockwell Fund, Inc. on Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 2021

Rockwell Fund, Inc. (RFI) applauds the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte A. Burrows’ recognition and acknowledgement of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and the valuable contributions made by the AANHPI community to the United States of America. As Chair Burrow notes:

           Over the years, AANHPI persons have positively impacted our economy and culture.  They have been successful in the business world and the arts, served in the military, and held public office, including Vice President Kamala Harris, who recently became the first person of South Asian descent to hold the Office of the Vice President of the United States.

The failure to acknowledge the AANHPI community’s contributions and value feed the continuation of episodes of hate crimes targeting this community. Violence, harassment, and discrimination against AANHPI persons is simply intolerable.

RFI appreciates the EEOC’s commitment to combating invidious discrimination. And, as we did after the tragic murder of George Floyd, RFI’s Trustees and staff reaffirm our commitment to using fund resources to support the civil rights of all Americans and to pursue social justice.

We will be part of the solution.

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