A statement from Travis Collins, President and CEO:
At Incident IQ we have always rejected racism – explicit or implicit. But now feels like a time when it is not enough to say, “We’re not racist, so we’re not part of the problem.” I have come to believe that to be part of the solution we have to do more, so I am committing our company to do more to catalyze positive change and to work for justice.
To give life to our commitment, Incident IQ will make a contribution to two non-profit organizations: the Equal Justice Initiative and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in the amount of $10,000 to each organization.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (known as “LDF”) was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall. Although LDF’s primary purpose was to provide legal assistance to poor African Americans, its work over the years has brought greater justice to all Americans. Originally affiliated with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), LDF has been an entirely separate organization since 1957. LDF has been involved in more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than any organization except the U.S. Department of Justice. Although LDF works primarily through the courts, its strategies include advocacy, educational outreach, legislation monitoring, coalition building and policy research.
I hope and intend that these are only the first steps our company and our team will take to encourage a society that is free of racial injustice.