CAREB Statement On The
Current State of Unrest Throughout The Nation
Date: June 6, 2020
These are dark and difficult days. In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented in our lifetimes, we are witnessing again the all too common horror of police brutality and racist attacks against Black Americans. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, like so many before them, send the false and racist message that Black lives do not matter.
The blatant, horrific racism in action around us has shaken us to the core. Countless lives have been taken senselessly. We feel that deeply and we know our black communities are hurting. The California Association of Realtist® say, Enough is Enough. The systemic mistreatment of the black community MUST END. Black Lives Do Matter.
Racism will continue to plague our country—infecting and killing people—until we all acknowledge that racism is a public health crisis in America
Now is the time for all those who deplore the despicable and diabolical treatment against a race of human beings solely due to the color of their skin, to speak out in the name of human dignity, justice and equality for All. More than ever, every American, regardless of race, gender, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identification, must come together to right these wrongs. Now is not a time to remain silent.
We as an organization that mere existence is predicated on the premise of advocating for Democracy must stand together to:
· Educate ourselves and our community on the National, State and Local political issues that affect our lives
· Empower ourselves by show up in numbers to the voting polls and exercise this right that so many of our ancestors fought and died for as well as running for political positions. Let’s make an impact by becoming the Rule Makers.
· Mobilize in solidarity with other like-minded individuals and organizations to come up with solid solutions to finally rid Our Nation of this cancer that is continuously decay its moral fiber. Change starts from within. Lives depend on it. Our community and our future depend on it.
President of The California Association of Real Estate Brokers