June 18, 2020 – Our office mourns with our community.
The owners, the pediatricians, the nurses, and the administrative staff of Raleigh Children & Adolescents Medicine – our entire RCAM-ily – we all mourn.
We grieve the murder of George Floyd and too many other black men and women whose lives have senselessly been taken. We are listening to the voices within our community and to those across the nation who are protesting racial injustice.
We have devoted our careers to caring for children. This is what we believe:
- Every child deserves to feel safe
- Every child deserves the chance to thrive and live their best life
- Every child deserves to be treated fairly and with dignity
We condemn systemic racism and discrimination in all forms. Racial discrimination casts a lifelong shadow that undermines the health and well-being of our children and prevents us from realizing the full promise of our community.
We stand together with our community against racism, fear, and social injustice. We want to stand up for one another to end discrimination. We want to move toward one another to find our common humanity and bring healing. We uphold human dignity for all our families.
How do we talk to our children about race and racism? Here are a few ideas to start the conversation:
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Most importantly, our children are listening to and watching you and they are listening to and watching us. Our words and our actions will matter.