The challenges facing communities of color go far beyond systemic racism in policing. We know the profound impact that poverty, food insecurity, housing discrimination, lack of access to health care, not to mention trauma, have on entire communities, particularly communities of color.

We need to address those in time, but we cannot address those issues until we first address the need for justice and safety for these communities. We stand with people of color in their fight to correct racial injustice in our policing and throughout all aspects of our communities.   

We won’t fix centuries of systemic problems in a couple of days or a couple of weeks, but we can start this important, deliberate work. The Harkin Institute is committed to our mission to foster engagement, promote productive, civil dialogue and push for implementation of sound solutions.