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After George Floyd’s funeral, Harvard professor Cornel West spoke to Anderson Cooper on CNN and stated that Black people are warriors of hope and love. “White America ought to give Black people a standing ovation for teaching the world about love; after 400 years of being terrorized – and oppressed – we refuse to create a Black version of the Ku Klux Klan. After 400 years of being traumatized, we want to dish out healers.… You can put us down, but you’re not going to put us down in such a way that we’re going to hate you.”
Many of our colleagues, clients and members of our community have grown up as targets of different types of oppression, and expressions of hatred and protests across the country are reopening old wounds. We work and pray for a society that attends to its most vulnerable, in our belief that this is what creates a safe and thriving community for all.
Change begins with addressing the implicit trauma and racism we hold inside our bodies and outside of our conscious awareness. We at the Carolina Center for EFT oppose racism in all its forms and commit to never letting racism go unchallenged. We also:
- recognize that the shocking violence towards Black people in the United States is not new but is, rather, part of a wider systemic racism that is attacking Black and other minorities and people of color.
- are committed to find the words to acknowledge the magnitude of hurt, frustration, and vulnerability felt by people of color.
- recognize that words are not enough and need to be accompanied by change and action.
- stand in solidarity with those experiencing institutional and systemic racism and social inequalities.
- act in ways to promote a society based in equality and justice.
- are committed to listen to the anxiety, pain, and anger of our colleagues and clients and to educate ourselves to become actively anti-racist.
Carolina EFT aims to cultivate a climate of inclusion, where all can feel safe, valued, and affirmed. We view love and meaningful secure connections with one another as a birthright to all human beings and strive to promote a more loving humanity and community for all. We hope for a world in which every person can embrace their universal human attachment needs and thrive without fear of persecution or marginalization as a result of gender expression, race, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual/affectional orientation, family structure, age, class, mental health, physical character or disability.