Black Lives Matter

SPLC Union: We Condemn The Extrajudicial Killings of Black People, Which Carry On America’s Legacy of Racial Terror and White Supremacy

George Floyd should be alive today. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Sean Reed should be alive today. Ahmaud Arbery should be alive today. Instead, they join an incalculable list of Black people who have been brutally lynched by white supremacists. 

Many of their executioners wear police uniforms. Others do not. All advance a shared vision: maintaining an oppressive system of white supremacy and anti-Blackness in America by means of racial terror. 

We denounce these murders and mourn with George’s, Breonna’s, Sean’s, and Ahmaud’s loved ones. We stand in solidarity with antiracist and police accountability activists and organizers across the country in demanding justice for George, Breonna, Sean, and Ahmaud. 

We also denounce the Southern Poverty Law Center’s silence on the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Sean Reed externally and its deafening silence on all four of these murders internally. 

The organization can – and must – do more to reject anti-Blackness and acknowledge the pain, trauma, and fear our Black colleagues and community partners are currently experiencing. 

Rest in power, George, Breonna, Sean, and Ahmaud.