Preparing for Better Times: A Message from BISA’s President
June 9, 2020 by Frank Consalo
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” – Maya Angelou
As I sat down to write this letter a week ago, I intended to focus solely on the challenges and opportunities facing our industry. After recent events, however, I would like to first address what we have all seen and felt in recent months. The events of the past three months are alarming, and should make us all stop and think about how we can improve the lives of everyone. We must ensure that horrific events like the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd are not in vain.
We must do everything we can to eliminate racism and strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our fundamental belief system is built on safety, security and taking care of people in all aspects of life, regardless of race, color or sexual orientation.