The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) board, staff, and community grieve with our nation over the senseless death of George Floyd. We recognize that Mr. Floyd is only the latest in a long line of Black deaths at the hands of police officers. The NAD stands in solidarity with the Black community, especially Black Deaf individuals, in condemning deep-rooted racism, systemic violence, and police brutality against Black individuals. These repeated instances over the course of American history demonstrate the continued importance of Black-led movements and the restructuring of policing.

The NAD is continuing to work with National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) and other civil rights organizations in eradicating bias and injustice against Black people.

We recognize that these are difficult and traumatic times for our Black community members. As we navigate these challenges, we stand in solidarity with those community members in creating space for grief and change.

Black Lives Matter.