Anietie Ekanem

Democrats for Israel Los Angeles joins the California Democratic Party in standing in solidarity with the CDP African American Caucus in denouncing the inequality and violence inflicted on the African American Community.

This is not about one person. It is not about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Ahmaud Arber or any one of the hundreds of African Americans who became victims of the tragic failures in our nation’s justice system.

The Torah reads: “You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality. . . .Justice, justice shall you pursue" (Deut. 16:18-20).

In this respect, we as a country have not yet succeeded and we can not remain silent in the face of such failure as communities of color face institutional racism and implicit bias.

We stand with those who seek justice for George Floyd and many others like him - those who express their pain and anger clearly, peacefully and safely, and call for equality and justice in one powerful voice.