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The BIPOC Proclamation

North Carolina, United States of America

We, the people of North Carolina’s communities of color, hereby proclaim our commitment to a democracy that does not merely permit our emancipation, but which affirms our humanity and lifts us into equity. A democracy of equals has yet to be seen by us.


Although we are proud citizens of the republic, we have been afforded neither the fair protections

nor opportunities that made life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness possible for our white counterparts. Undaunted, we continue to seek reconciliation and positive change.  

In the spirit of democracy for all we enter this, our proclamation, into record.

All people, without regard for their race, color, gender, creed, age or orientation, must be beneficiaries of our democracy if we expect them to be active participants.

It is therefore incumbent upon all who would make an honorable claim of patriotism to take up the torch of equity. Its flame is best carried into our communities with the mission of fulfilling four key objectives which will henceforth be known asThe Four Pillars of the BIPOC Proclamation. 

 

They are:

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It has long been known that these objectives are pivotal to establishing a fully inclusive democracy. The connection of electoral participation to safety, increased prosperity, property ownership, and confidence in navigating governing bodies has been proven not only to be correlative, but causative. 

 

We further recognize all expressions and consequences of systemic racism to be obstructions to democracy. Chief among these are dishonorable failures of imagination that perpetuate bias, fear, and suffering. We will therefore direct the totality of our resources and innovation to uprooting systemic racism and replacing it with progress. We dedicate ourselves in perpetuity to the realization of our people’s highest good, the advancement of our economic and political power, and dignity and justice for every person in North Carolina.

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