It is painfully obvious that America must deal with the clear injustices against the African American community. The problems of inequality in this country are complex and have deep roots. We all must be willing to put in the work to find solutions.
The tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are the latest in a long string of deaths that exemplify how black people are treated differently. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) stands firmly against racial inequity, systemic racism, and violence and destruction of any kind.
We are not innocent bystanders. As an organization, we need to reflect on how to increase diversity within the profession, seek representation that better reflects the population, and stand against business practices that harm African Americans. We are committed to putting in the work to realize a future where environments do their part in peacefully bringing people together in difference and diversity.
We must play a role in finding solutions.
--- ASID National Board of Directors