Our Commitment To Diversity and Inclusion
At Infinicept, we are committed to taking action against racism and promoting inclusion and justice at all levels of society.
In recent weeks, the nation has been rocked by the deaths of many Black Americans at the hands of the police. Though Black people "account for less than 13 percent of the U.S. population, [they] are killed by police at more than twice the rate of white Americans" (Washington Post). The United States is a country founded on systemic racism, and the racist principles that started this country (violence and colonization of Native Americans, slavery, Jim Crow Laws, Three-Fifths Compromise, indentured servitude, etc) continue on today via discrimination in education, employment, housing, public services, law and policy, and our criminal justice system. Something has to change.
We at Infinicept stand in solidarity with our fellow Black and Brown folks in the fight for basic human rights and, beyond that, in the fight for fair and equitable treatment for all human beings. Though we've been working hard to develop an inclusive workplace over the years, we have fallen short in centering anti-racist actions in our trainings, hiring, and community outreach. This goes directly against our values of Doing the Right Thing and Having Integrity.
We don't have all the answers, but we know that everyone can and must do better. For us, that starts with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion training and education for our employees, as well as starting an internal anti-racism task-force that will allow us to take further steps to being a truly equitable and inclusive organization.
The racism that exists in our world did not appear yesterday and it will not disappear overnight. For too long, the responsibility of fighting racism has fallen on the shoulders of those with the least resources and power. Today, Infinicept stands proudly in support and solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement. As we reflect on the past and educate ourselves to improve the future, we will keep our community updated with what Infinicept’s anti-racist commitments are in order to maximize our individual and collective impact.