Response To Recent Events
Wrenching Events, Images and Emotions
LCM mourns for those who have lost loved ones or been victims of racial discrimination. The LCM family has been acutely impacted. Too many times we have heard that another black person has been the victim of unreasonable force. Sadly, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are only the latest victims.
We Believe There Is No Place For It
No matter our religious beliefs or politics, there is no place for racism, violence, hatred, or discrimination in our lives. None of these advance us, and none are productive. They reduce us to our most base instincts and deny our intellect.
“An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We Believe in Equality and Protection of Human Rights
These are consistent themes throughout the basic documents of our country, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
“ … our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
– President Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address
It is an enduring stain that these principles have only been applied selectively. We stand in a place and time where these injustices are rightfully causing anger and resentment, and can only
hope and strive to see that another generation does not pass without eradicating this stain.
We Believe Diversity Benefits All
LCM gains strength through our diversity; different points of view, different life experiences, and different attitudes enrich us and make us more thoughtful. We also believe this to be true for our country. We hope and pray that our country can come together to support meaningful change to embrace the principles of equality. LCM commits to upholding the ideals of justice and equality in both our office and in our industry.