At Logic20/20, we have a long tradition of standing alongside our employees and communities in the fight against racism and other forms of social injustice. That determination to provide opportunity and a safe space for all our employees is based on the shared personal beliefs of the entire leadership team. Over the past year, it’s become clear that, while that determination isn’t new at Logic, times have changed and we need to be more vocal in our support, the public statement of our convictions, and what we are doing to rectify inequality.
Many of us have heard about recent incidents of anti–Asian American/Pacific Islander violence, harassment, and discrimination in Atlanta and across the United States. During this week’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee meeting, we heard from colleagues—close, personal connections—about how racism against the AAPI community is directly impacting them and their families, and it really brought it home. Our team was openly weeping; it took a lot of vulnerability and bravery to speak about the racism they experienced. I am saddened, outraged, and frustrated. The feeling is similar to how it felt nearly a year ago when George Floyd was killed, or in years past when we were faced with escalations of violence and harassment against people based on their sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, or country of origin.
This has to stop.
To be clear: Logic20/20, and I personally, condemn harassment, discrimination, and violence against anyone. While my thoughts right now are focused on the AAPI communities, I don’t want to lose sight of the ultimate goal, which is true justice and equality for all communities.
It’s been a year of learning for all of us at Logic20/20, led in large part through company-wide and one-on-one conversations with the DE&I committee. I have learned a lot from my colleagues about diversity, equality, and inclusion and how to translate those learnings into real action. Our conversations have informed policy changes on a wide range of topics, from how to we approach marketing to our talent acquisition processes.
We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all employees, and we welcome everyone to come as they are. We will continue to provide a safe space for all of us to learn from each other, to share personal stories, and to have important conversations about difficult topics. Our DE&I Committee will continue to expand their important work of helping us understand each other’s struggles, how we can support each other through them, and the tangible things we can do in our company to improve social justice for our employees and community members.
Please join me and Logic20/20 in our opposition to hate. If we all stand together, we can make this world a better place for everyone.
Christian O’Meara, CEO, Logic20/20