Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed protests in the U.S. and many parts of the world, standing up against the racism, prejudice and inequality that continue to exist in society, particularly towards the Black and Brown community.
The Pittsburgh Eye Associates has always been committed to diversity and inclusion. Our mission is to deliver eye health to everyone who comes through our doors.
Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter at Pittsburgh Eye Associates. Black Lives Matter in every community. At Pittsburgh Eye Associates there is no room for racism or discrimination of any kind. We are committed to anti-racism and achieving equality together.
Since opening our doors more than 30 years ago, we have worked to foster an environment where all individuals feel welcome. Inclusion and diversity are at the core of our purpose – to care for people so they can achieve their best eye health.
When you see an injustice, to stand by and witness and do nothing is to be complicit.
When you see or hear something that’s not right, at least let your voice be heard.
To be most effective, you need to educate yourself. There are countless videos you can watch for free on YouTube.
Of the hundreds of books we could list here, the following three books are often referenced as some of the most accessible and useful.
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
This video is heartbreaking and really a must-see.