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ASHA Needs a Position on Racism

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We need the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to make a statement denouncing racism.

ASHA has approximately 211,000 members serving within the United States and representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists, as well as students and faculty at the university level. There are 15,000 members that identify as people of color. As a profession, we are stewards of health and communication and are charged with improving the quality of life for our patients, clients, and students.

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd are just the recent accounts of police brutality towards black people in America, and we as an organization cannot stand idly by. Our silence speaks for us. Our silence says we are complicit. Our silence says we don't care. This silence not only affects those we serve, but also the students and professionals of color within the organization.

We are trying to get the attention of the Board of Directors at ASHA to make a statement. We ask you stand with us.



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