• United Stateless

Statement in Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

We, United Stateless, see clearly that the United States and the world at large have failed to uphold this fundamental value.

Systemic violence and hatred perpetrated against Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color can no longer be ignored. We are overwhelmed with feelings of outrage, frustration, grief, and sorrow, and want to extend our hearts to the family and friends of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all others who have been impacted by the racism-fueled murders of so many members of our human community at the hands of law enforcement or civilians.

We, United Stateless, stand in solidarity.

We recognize the compounded effects of being stateless and suffering racial injustice. We recognize that statelessness around the world is often caused by racism. And we recognize the urgent, pressing need to swiftly address this injustice, beginning with our own organization, with each and every one of us as individuals.

We commit to the work towards eradication of systemic racism and discrimination.

And finally, we recognize that this movement must be led with love. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”