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June 14, 2021 Other Voices

Business community ‘unequivocally condemns’ recent acts of racism, hatred

Recent events at the Amazon warehouse currently under construction in Windsor have shocked the Greater Hartford community and our entire state.

The discovery of nooses on the work site once again showed that racism and discrimination are all too prevalent in our society. Worse still, the implied threat of violence is chilling and unacceptable at a place of business or anywhere else.

David Griggs

The MetroHartford Alliance unequivocally condemns these acts and adds its voice to the chorus of those calling for a swift, thorough investigation by all levels of law enforcement.

While it is beyond regrettable that these hateful acts have taken place, we do take some hope from the robust, thoughtful reaction coming from the community.

People from all walks of life have forcefully spoken out against these terrible acts. From across our state, voices have been heard loud and clear saying that hate does not belong in Connecticut, and that we are united against the acts of these ignorant, sickening perpetrators.

The MetroHartford Alliance remains committed to our mission of helping the capital region be an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family.

We stand ready to work with every member of our community to ensure our region is a place where racism, discrimination and hatred have no home.

David Griggs is the president and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance.

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