Since the beginning of the pandemic, incidents of hate against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have increased throughout the country. In recent weeks, targeted violence and other forms of discrimination against members of the AAPI community and other communities of color have escalated. We believe it is appropriate to add our voice to those denouncing these actions and all hate-based violence.
As a firm, Arnall Golden Gregory condemns all forms of racism and social injustice. Two of our firm’s core values embrace “respect and concern for each individual” and “diversity of people, personalities and perspectives.” These core values are not just words on a piece of paper or a website; rather, they serve as the guidepost for how we strive to behave, within our firm, with our clients, and within the broader communities in which we live and work.
To our friends and colleagues in the AAPI community and others who have been the victims of violence or discrimination, we stand united with you. AGG is committed to continuing its ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and to investing in ways to combat systemic racism and social injustice in the long-term.