California: Philanthropic Groups Sign Letter In Response To Police Violence

"Police violence is a no mere figment of our past, a distant object in the rearview mirror of our nation's history."

Those are the words of the California Black Freedom Fund, a group of philanthropic institutions that has issued a "call to action" in the wake of yet another high-profile police killing of a black man.

In the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York City, and Tyre Nichols in Memphis, the fund has issued a call to action to fight racism and police violence, USA Today reports.

"Our letter is a call to action for those who might dare to dream of a world where police violence is a mere figment of our pasta distant object in the mirror of our nation's history," the group says in a statement.

"We all remember the 2020 protests that gave voice to the collective outrage, frustration, and grief in Black communities and in communities across the country," the statement continues.

"Mainstream institutions, including the media, business, sports, and entertainment sectors, finally acknowledged the harms of racism and police violence."

The group is calling on private, corporate, and community foundations, as well as everyday people and companies, to invest in groups that fight racism and police violence.

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