There is No Doubt
There is no doubt that since its founding systemic racism in America has been both a violent and an insidious force of oppression against Black people.
There is no doubt that American public and private institutions are complicit in this dehumanizing oppression through both their practices and their deafening silence.
There is no doubt that the affordable housing sector in general and Second Step Housing in specific deserves some blame for decades of practices that have enabled systemic racism to continue, unchecked.
There is no doubt that now is the time for all American institutions to immediately implement anti-racist polices and to cease all remaining violent and insidious oppression of Black people.
There is no doubt that today we stand with our Black neighbors who all deserve justice for hundreds of years spent suffering racist injustice.
There is no doubt that today we stand with our Black neighbors who all deserve collective ownership in governing a rebuilt America that ensures safety, education, and opportunity for all.
There is no doubt that Second Step Housing is committed to helping accomplish this alongside our Black neighbors.