The Mt. Lebanon Commission committed to the following statement at its meeting Tuesday night, the first meeting after the death of George Floyd.
The horrific and unconscionable deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and most recently George Floyd highlight that our country is still living with systemic discrimination and unjust racial disparities that simply cannot continue.
In Mt. Lebanon, we will not be silent during this time of great grief. We stand with the Black and Brown community, with our minds and ears open. We commit ourselves to fighting ignorance, embracing inclusivity and always striving to do better. And, as we feel angry, we also feel hopeful that we can and will be part of the solution.
We are renewing Mt. Lebanon’s pledge to participate in positive change. We will examine not only what we do but how we do it to ensure the safety and security of the entire Black and Brown community, including our residents, business owners and guests, and to take proactive steps to address and eliminate racial injustice.
We affirm that racism and hate have no home here.