Our company and its founders have always believed in and fought for civil rights. Since having established the Human Rights Commission in our hometown of Schenectady, N.Y. in the 1960s and then brought the Anti-Defamation League’s anti-prejudice program “A World of Difference” to the Northeast in the 1980s – sponsoring its regional office and educational programs ever since – history confirms that our voice has never been absent from this critical conversation. And yet, as much as we believe we’ve done in the spirit of fairness and equality, the senseless deaths of Black Americans George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others, force us to ask ourselves if we are doing enough. The answer is, we aren’t. This doesn’t change the fact that today, and every day, Price Chopper/Market 32 stands in solidarity with all who oppose violence and systemic racism towards Black people and other people of color. But it does call for us to commit ourselves to doing more, to working harder to seek out and listen to the input of our Black teammates at every level of our organization and to continuing to invest our human and financial resources in national and local efforts that combat implicit bias and fight for social justice. We remain grateful for and dedicated to employing and serving all.