Statement on the Assault on the Capitol

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The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence unequivocally condemns the vile and seditious assault on the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021, which cost the lives of at least five Americans, including a US Capitol Police officer murdered in the line of duty and four rioters, desecrated an important symbol of our nation, and did profound damage to our democracy. We call for full accountability for all perpetrators, from the members of the violent mob to those who knowingly incited them. Healing cannot begin until people are held responsible for the consequences of their actions. Ethics demands justice. We also call for dismantling the structures of systemic racism that continue to support wildly disparate law enforcement responses to, for example, white domestic terrorists and peaceful BLM protesters. As a nation, we can do better. We must be better.