Black Lives Matter
Boston Urban Partners stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. There is a need for social and systemic change to fix the many forms of racism that exist in this country.
As students working to become better allies, we recognize that we must listen to and amplify Black voices. We are learning from Black voices across a variety of media to better understand and condemn racism: in disproportionate law enforcement and incarceration rates; in redlining and environmental racism; in the preschool to prison pipeline; in healthcare; and in the countless other ways inequality acts as an oppressor in the United States.
What steps are we taking against racism?
To start, we are using our platform to promote the Black voices from whom we are learning. Here are some pieces that have really stuck with us:
We are also committing to making structural changes like: achieving more diversity on our team; working with more minority owned businesses in our leasing practice; and supporting anti-racism legislation at multiple levels.
We look to the words of the late Black poet and activist, Maya Angelou: