The Briarcrest Neighborhood Association recognizes and denounces the history of systemic, pernicious racism in the United States of America. Parts of our own neighborhood were at one time covered by legal covenants restricting homeownership to white residents. Nobody should be denied housing, education, employment, or even survival based on the color of their skin. We acknowledge that in addition to overt racism, we may also be subject to unconscious bias which impacts the way we view and interact with others. We pledge to attempt to improve ourselves, work to eliminate all forms of racism, and practice acts of kindness in our community.