By John Cornelison on
6/8/2020 1:53 PM
The following statement has been approved by a majority of VashonBePrepared Board Members. Thanks to our
President Vicky de Monterey Richoux for crafting this.
In recent weeks we've witnessed devastating news of yet more innocent Black people being
killed by police. Use of undue force has been used against peaceful protestors while they were
exercising their First Amendment rights, further inflaming the situation. These events occur not
in a time of relative political, economic, and social ease, but after months of fears, tensions,
illnesses and deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Systemic racism combines with the COVID-19 pandemic, or any type of disaster, to result in far
more dire outcomes for people of color, including:
History shows that, following any disaster, our most vulnerable