NEI stands with all who are standing against violence and hate tied to the horrific act of violence against Mr. George Floyd. The Covid-19 pandemic and police violence continue to illuminate racial inequities in this country – especially against black and brown men in this country. NEI will maintain and strengthen its commitment to working at ensuring equitable access to capital, resources, information, and social networks that can accelerate the growth of small businesses led by people of color.
Also, please use uprising, not riot. And, remember the violence started when Mr. Floyd was senselessly murdered, not with the protests.