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Division of
Human Relations

LETTER to Delawareans

Dear Delawareans,

The murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis has elevated the deep racial divisions

and tensions across our country with, once again, countless acts of intolerance, inequities, injustice, and discrimination upon our nation’s conscience. We deplore the legal system’s failure to respond to the long history of police violence against Black Americans. We need to bring about deep and lasting change and take action now.

The Delaware State Human Relations Commission is committed to creating a culture that fosters positive individual and community relations among Delawareans. Together, Delawareans can turn the suffering, anger, and fear of the present into a more “just” future for all our residents. Hence, we are re-affirming unequivocally our commitment to address the pain caused by injustice and inequity and to uproot and combat systemic bias and racism in Delaware, “The First State.”

The Commission understands the need to organize and act immediately. As part of our action plan, we intend to press the Governor’s Office to reinstate the Governor’s Council on Equal Employment Opportunity (GCEEO), to ensure accountability at all levels in the State’s hiring and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) processes. As residents of Delaware, we all must have a voice in this process!

In order to build a broader coalition to provide education and outreach, we will continue to work with our community partners and to identify new ones. We welcome all Delawareans to attend our monthly meeting(s) to share your ideas and help fulfill our common mission. Delaware State Human Relations Commission meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM and the schedules are posted on the state’s Public meeting calendar at https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/.

The State Human Relations Commission