MNSHRM Statement on Racial Inequity following the Death of George Floyd

8 Jun 2020 10:03 AM | Christine Strak (Administrator)

Dear MNSHRM Community,

Last Thursday we watched as George Floyd’s family and friends mourned his untimely death. He was a son, a brother, a father, a friend to many, and a fellow Minnesotan. His life was unjustly taken. 

Inequality, racism, and discrimination are issues in our country, communities, and in our organizations. This thread in the fabric of our society adversely impacts people of color, and black men in particular when we look at our criminal justice system.

As Human Resources professionals we have a responsibility to lead the way and show our colleagues, employees, and communities that everyone deserves fair and equal treatment. With the presence of racism happening in our communities now is the time for HR to lead, listen, understand and take real action to make our world at work and beyond a place with equality for all people.

We understand the events surrounding the murder of George Floyd have led to the unrest we are experiencing on our city streets and across the country. We further understand our voices and our actions will make a difference, and as MNSHRM, we further understand our voices and our actions make a difference, and we are committed to listen, learn and lead.

Yours in service,

MNSHRM State Council

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