After the tragic death of George Floyd, we vowed to listen, to learn, and to act. We asked to hear from all our employees, and they resoundingly answered that call. In more than a thousand emails, countless calls, and meetings, they shared their personal stories, their fears and frustrations, and recommendations for action.
Through all of this feedback, one thing is very clear: Our black colleagues are in pain. Pain that is of this moment in time, but pain that is also generational. Pain born out of experiences of discrimination felt directly, regardless of socioeconomic beginnings or accomplishments in life. Our colleagues have been let down by a justice system that promised equality but hasn’t delivered, and they want to be the last generation that has to give their children "the talk."
For us, saying "black lives matter" is not a political statement. It's a statement of our fundamental beliefs about the value of human life and the right of every citizen to live without fear. Our leadership team and thousands of employees share a collective vision: to make Booz Allen a sustained catalyst for change in the fight against racial injustice.