Statements

November 24, 2021

Today, almost two years following the slaying of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging in his Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood, the three white men responsible for fatally shooting Arbery have been found guilty of murder. 

November 19, 2021

After three and a half days of jury deliberation, Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all five charges in the murder of two unarmed men and the shooting injury of a third during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.

October 20, 2021

Race Forward proudly congratulates Eric K. Ward on receiving the 21st annual Civil Courage Prize. This year marks the first time in the award’s history that an American has won the prize...

September 24, 2021

The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative condemns the brutal and inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants at the border in letter to current Administration.

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

 

Re: Urgent Need for Ensuring Safe Passage for US Citizens and Afghan Allies Out of Afghanistan

Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, Secretary Blinken, and Secretary Mayorkas:

August 4, 2021

Race Forward signs on to letter urging Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi to continue pushing for a legal path for DACA and TPS recipients.

June 25, 2021

Race Forward calls for greater urgency in reimagining public safety in a way that values, safeguards, and invests in the lives and communities of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander people.

May 6, 2021

The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative calls on CNN to take immediate action to denounce these remarks that provide fodder for racists and extremists alike.

April 21, 2021

We commend the reestablishment of consent decrees intended to hold police departments accountable but demand more.

April 20, 2021

Race Forward calls for greater urgency in reimagining public safety in a way that values, safeguards, and invests in the lives of people of color — Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American and Pacific Islander.

March 23, 2021

The Anchor Collaborative commends this executive order’s commitment to promoting equitable access to voter education and registration while centering Indigenous voting rights and ensuring those in federal custody have ample information to exercise their right to vote, where possible.

March 18, 2021

We vehemently condemn anti-Asian violence and racist violence in all of its forms and condemn police statements regarding the murder as not being related to race.

March 16, 2021

Race Forward calls for urgency in centering the needs of communities of color as we battle the pandemic.

February 26, 2021

The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative condemn in the strongest terms the recent uptick in documented hate incidents including bullying and harassment, hate crimes and violence being perpetuated against Asian Americans in recent weeks.

January 8, 2021

This attack on our country was years in the making.

April 15, 2020

We call on federal and state governments to release race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 testing, patients and health outcomes. This data should inform how we invest our time, our resources, and our energy. Ending the coronavirus threat requires us to start by attending to those who are most impacted.

March 17, 2020

As our nation grapples with the coronavirus, we are deeply concerned that recent incidents of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans threaten our collective public safety.

March 5, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads and a public health emergency intensifies, Race Forward calls on local and state governments and those who are doing emergency planning to pay special attention to the impact that this disease and the response to its spread may have on people and communities of color.

December 9, 2019

Last week, the administration finalized a proposed rule that would cause 700,000 people to lose access to food benefits. We oppose these rule changes as they will have painful effects on the communities of color

June 27, 2019

Nine of the leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations commend the SCOTUS ruling that blocks the citizenship question from being included in the 2020 Census. And yet, we remain cautious and steadfast against any pending arguments to add the question at a later date. The Commerce Department and the Census Bureau should immediately proceed with preparations for a 2020 Census that does not include the citizenship question.