AHLA Issues Statement on Racial Injustice
- June, 04, 2020
This past week has been an exceedingly difficult one for our nation. As leaders of the American Health Law Association, we are deeply saddened and disturbed by the murder of Mr. George Floyd and other distressing events of racial injustice. No person should ever be forced to live in fear or denied justice simply because of the color of their skin. Systemic racism must not be allowed to fester and spread. We wholeheartedly support the rights of all individuals to protest in support of their most basic constitutional and human rights.
We reaffirm AHLA’s strong commitment to the critical importance of diversity and inclusion within our Association and the health law community. We sincerely hope that the current pain our country and the world is experiencing will serve as a catalyst for approaching racial injustice in a manner that can effect lasting change. We at AHLA welcome and pledge to help effectuate such change.