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RFG Condemns Violence and Discrimination Against AAPI Communities and Reaffirms Commitment to DEI
The Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG) denounces the increasing violence, harassment and discrimination against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and others who affiliate as part of Asian cultural groups. We acknowledge the unjust and tragic attacks against Asian Americans and express our unwavering support to our fellows, colleagues and partners who feel most deeply and personally the pain of these actions, as well as to the broader AAPI communities across the nation and internationally.
With a mission to support the United States Government to defend and extend freedom throughout the world, we reiterate that democracy and freedom cannot flourish when the human rights, civil liberties and livelihoods of any group of people are threatened, abused or curtailed. The foundation vigorously condemns all acts as well as systemic policies and practices that oppress, incite anxiety and fear, erect barriers to equal opportunity, and generate inequities.
The foundation affirms again its view that racism, discrimination and racial violence are unacceptable in any place and in any form in a nation that espouses the right to life and liberty for all. Aggression toward AAPI communities must be actively combatted. It highlights historic and pervasive prejudice and racism in the United States that must be dismantled.
The foundation remains dedicated to cultivating and supporting public service leaders who act with integrity to develop and implement policies, programs and practices that enhance the ability of the federal government to ensure freedom, security and opportunity for people of color. RFG believes in addressing challenges with a constant lens on the value and critical importance of justice, diversity, equity and inclusion for the health and strength of our nation and the world.
The Robertson Foundation Board of Directors
April 1, 2021