Race Forward Urges Systemic Change in Light of Police Killing of Tyre Nichols; Continued Police Violence Against People of Color
For Immediate Release
Jan. 26, 2023
NEW YORK — Race Forward today decried the killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis Police Department officers. The organization released the following statement:
Race Forward Decries SCOTUS Overturn of Roe v. Wade; Decision Will Adversely Affect Women of Color and Members of the LBGTQ+ Communities
This is an unbelievably sad day for women’s rights, reproductive justice, racial justice, and our movement for a just, multiracial democracy. Today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is an affront on democracy and equity in this country.
Race Forward mourns with the families and community of the ten people who were killed this past Saturday at a TOPS grocery store in Buffalo, NY, by an 18-year-old white supremacist. The gunman has said his intention was “to kill as many black people as possible,” citing “replacement theory” as his motive while live-streaming the entire act.
Three Men Responsible for Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Found Guilty; Race Forward Continues to Call for Transformed Justice System and Accountability
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.
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.
Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Inhumane Treatment of Haitians at U.S. Border
The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative condemns the brutal and inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants at the border in letter to current Administration.
Race Forward Signs on to Letter Re: Urgent Need for Ensuring Safe Passage for US Citizens and Afghan Allies Out of Afghanistan
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:
Race Forward Joins with Civil Rights Organizations to Request Congress Enact Legislation for A Path to Citizenship for DACA and TPS Recipients
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.
Derek Chauvin Sentenced; But the Road to Justice and Real Police Accountability Continues: Race Forward Calls for a Transformed System
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.
Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Demand Accountability from CNN in Wake of Rick Santorum's Racist Remarks
The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative calls on CNN to take immediate action to denounce these remarks that provide fodder for racists and extremists alike.
Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Police Murders of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo
We commend the reestablishment of consent decrees intended to hold police departments accountable but demand more.
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty; But Our Work Is Not Done: Race Forward Calls For Urgency In Reimagining Public Safety that Values Black and Brown Lives
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.
Civil Rights, Racial Justice Organizations Applaud Biden’s Executive Order Aimed at Facilitating Voter Registration, Urges Robust Implementation and Tracking
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.
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.
Race Forward Calls for Prioritization of COVID Vaccine Distribution, Education, and Outreach in Communities of Color
Race Forward calls for urgency in centering the needs of communities of color as we battle the pandemic.
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.
This attack on our country was years in the making.
Race Forward’s Statement on Disproportionate COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Black and Latinx Communities: It’s Time to Lead with Racial Equity
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.
Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Urge Unity in Responding to Coronavirus Pandemic
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.
Race Forward Statement on the Coronavirus Emergency, Official Response and Its Impacts on Communities of Color
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.