This is a painful time for our country and for us. The events going on around all of us are heartbreaking, and we want to address them with you.
Like so many of you, we have been deeply saddened and angered by recent events in our country. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others reflect the deeply ingrained racial prejudice and injustice that still exists in our communities today. We stand with the Black community – against racism, systemic injustice, police brutality, and white supremacy.
We owe it to our employees, our customers, and our communities to be very clear in condemning these acts of violence. They represent a disregard for basic human rights that has no place in our country. We are all made better by the diversity that exists within our communities. As we think about these events and how we can help effect change, I must acknowledge that we have not done enough.
We have not worked hard enough to see the world from points of view that differ from our own and ensure an equitable representation of all cultures. We need to continue educating ourselves about the challenges and struggles that members of our community face on a daily basis, simply because of the color of their skin. And, we need to use that knowledge to create a better culture, community, and country.
We need to change. As a company, we are steadfast and committed to continuing our work to build a more diverse and inclusive team at DATIS. Our DATIS values are centered around the notion of creating a place where everyone is welcome, respected, appreciated, and able to be themselves. It begins not only by speaking out, but by listening. Listening to our employees, customers, and neighbors as they share what it's like to be a person of color in our country today. It's working to ensure our teams and leaders represent the diversity we seek and value in our country.
We welcome your feedback as we work to make meaningful change together.