A message from the Department of Financial Institutions.
Today, one of your colleagues sent me an email expressing disappointment that I did not acknowledge in this morning’s Monday Minute the pain and suffering that is occurring in our community and across the country resulting from racism and injustices facing Black Americans. This was a missed opportunity on my part, and I appreciate your colleague sharing their feelings. Like many of you, my family and I spent much of the weekend watching events unfold and having extensive conversations about racism and how our society needs to change. We talked a lot about how we hope the positive message of peaceful activists will not be lost as a result of the chaos and violence. Our hope is that candid discussions about racial disparities will lead to real change. As the leader of DFI, I have felt proud of our efforts to promote diversity and adopt clear anti-discrimination policies. Today, however, your colleague challenged DFI to do even more in our statements and actions. I hope you will join me in accepting this challenge to look for opportunities to effect such positive change.
Charles E. Clark
Department of Financial Institutions
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