The American Cancer Society released this statement to the media this morning:
Words cannot adequately express the pain and loss highlighted by the Chauvin trial. Systemic racism has taken too many lives from the Black community, while prolonging socioeconomic and health disparities and outcomes. We stand against racism in all its forms. Until we find a way to ensure all people are treated equitably, the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network cannot fulfill our mission to end cancer as a public health threat. We hope the verdict in Minnesota signals progress toward securing the health and safety of all Americans.