A Statement on Racism from SER
Any statement that we as a society could make at this moment is insufficient to express the thoughts and feelings of our leadership and membership. George Floyd’s murder may have been a catalyst for the current wide-spread protests of police violence, but the pernicious violence that preceded George Floyd’s passing highlights the centuries of racial inequality that persist in the everyday lives of our membership and our scholarship, and have enduring impacts on population health. While words remain fraught and hollow, we reinforce our commitment to racial justice and equity, in epidemiology and in our service to membership.
The Society for Epidemiologic Research condemns racism and anti-Black violence in all of its forms. We are committed to working toward racial justice and equity in the field of epidemiology, in our communities, and in society as a whole.