RACISM AND DIVERSITY
Advis abhors racism. As a values-driven company, Advis works to ensure that our values are reflected in how we treat each other, our clients, and the role we serve in our communities. As such, the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among so many others, compel us to respond to America’s deep-seated crisis regarding race and equal treatment under the Law.
Horrific acts of racism run rampant throughout this country’s history, from the days of slavery, through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement, unto this very day. Recent horrific events caught on video have sparked a nation’s outrage. Advis’s response is no different. Despite the denials and equivocations of some, systemic racism in the United States is blatant and ongoing. At Advis, we are sickened not only by current events, but also by the sheer number of unspoken and untold stories of discrimination, disregard, and injustice experienced by, and often perpetuated by, law-abiding Americans.
Here at Advis, we strive to create a working environment that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. Adamantly, Advis stands against any form of racism large or small. Racism must be called out and made to cease. The struggle to do so is ongoing.
As an organization, Advis is committed to pushing our community, country, and clients toward ending this historical pattern. Advis will do whatever is in our power to move the needle toward a better community, country, and world. We acknowledge that our efforts to combat racism, discrimination, and injustice must be constant and persist indefinitely. As an organization, we continually examine how we have addressed racial injustice, inclusion, and diversity in the past to identify ways in which we can improve our policies and practices in the future. We are the example we set. By implementing concrete actions and an unwavering set of principles, Advis strives to institutionalize its ideals. We encourage people everywhere to join us in this historic movement toward social and economic justice. The greater the involvement, the greater our chances for success.