The mission of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is to teach the history of the Holocaust and advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. The tragic and unnecessary deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and too many other incidents of racial bias and inequity, make it clear that our mission is not yet fulfilled.
It is deeply disturbing to watch the video of Mr. Floyd pleading for his life, and to witness Mr. Arbery, a young black man, killed in broad daylight while out for a jog. These incidents evoke the anger and pain of the unequal justice experienced by African Americans in this country still today.
We share a responsibility to stand up and voice our shock and disapproval when human rights are violated. Our commitment to creating a world free of human rights violations must be strong and it must be unwavering. We should be particularly concerned about police brutality disproportionately experienced by people of color.
Sadly, there are names of so many other victims in our collective memory. Each of us has a responsibility to demand change. We must work together, to combat racial bias and injustice. Here, at the Museum, we seek to do that every day.
For more information about the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, please visit our website at dhhrm.org.
- Mary Pat Higgins, Museum President and CEO
- Frank Risch, Board Chair