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August 31, 2020

Philadelphia Bar Association Statement in Praise of Affinity Bar Associations’ Collective Statement Condemning Racism

Chancellor Snyder released the following statement today praising a joint statement that was recently issued by the various affinity bars condemning racism:

The Philadelphia Bar Association has had a long history of being very clear in our denunciation of racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate activity. We have actively advocated against each of these forms of reprehensible conduct and behavior. Our Resolutions on these matters have been clear and consistent.

We are, therefore, pleased to see a joint statement that was recently issued by the various affinity bars condemning this same type of conduct. We are pleased that these individual organizations have come together to cooperate in issuing the same definitive statement that we have made on numerous occasions, including many this year, that hatred, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitisim, and other forms of intolerance are poisons to a civilized society.

We call upon each of our brother and sister organizations to continue their condemnation of these forms of conduct and behavior, just as we have, and just as we always will.

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