Our hearts go out to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others whose deaths have deeply violated America’s most cherished principles of respect, freedom, justice, and equal rights. It’s up to each of us to face these systemic problems that leave so many behind – to have the courage to look within ourselves and work with others to improve the culture and society as a whole. We also need to recognize that we cannot remedy one unjust act of violence with another, which just compounds the injustice. Instead, we need to unite with all people of good will to bring about positive change.
Charles Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries and founder of the philanthropic community Stand Together. Dave Robertson is the president and COO of Koch Industries.