Justice Reform, Proximity & Equity

Black Lives Matter

The killings of unarmed Black people by police officers are unjust and unacceptable, and we are appalled by the actions of some leaders in our country who are advancing anti-Black, divisive rhetoric amidst the pain and outcry over these deaths.

New Profit condemns this violence unequivocally. We believe Black lives matter. That means we stand with Black people everywhere who are feeling anger, pain, loss, grief, and exhaustion at injustice, including our New Profit colleagues and members of our community. While these conditions have deep historic roots, the last few months have seen the violence acutely overlap with health, civic, and economic crises that are also disproportionately affecting communities of color. The totality of America’s racial inequity has been on full display.  ­­

We all must play our part in uprooting and rebuilding the systems behind these inequities. For our part, we commit to continuing our work to become an inclusive, anti-racist organization and community. We commit to continuing to invest in the ideas, talent, power, and solutions of leaders of color and communities of color.  We commit to creating spaces that foster love, grace, solidarity, and action. We commit to bringing humility and an eagerness to learn to our partnerships with people and organizations who share our mission of advancing equity and opportunity for all Americans.

We invite you all to learn alongside us, as our team is continuing to advance our own personal and organizational equity practice. This is by no means comprehensive but here are some resources that are giving us guidance, solace, and inspiration as we navigate these challenging times both individually and collectively: