Our Revolution Massachusetts – FIRST DRAFT ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT
Our Revolution Massachusetts (ORMA) condemns all distinctions between human beings that are used to unjustly or inequitably divide us. ORMA specifically condemns sexism, classism, racism, ageism, ableism, heterosexism, homophobia, racist policing, mass incarceration, the racist aspects of Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment, the connection between war and racism, and the many other ways that racism manifests in social, economic, and political life today.
Our Revolution Massachusetts believes in the power of diversity of thoughts, ideas, beliefs, experiences, and the inclusion of people of good will regardless of their race, color, gender, language, national origin, religion, sexual/affectional preference, or age. A multi-century campaign of genocide against Indigenous Peoples and the crushing evil of slavery are still felt throughout our nation and our socio-economic-political institutions. Racism plagues us all. Akin to affirming and practicing the principles of diversity, transparency, and inclusion, Our Revolution Massachusetts is at its very foundation an anti-racism organization, proud of the diversity among us and working to be even better. Join us.