Like others, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is deeply saddened and disturbed by the unjust killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. What we have seen in the past few weeks is a disturbing reminder of our country’s long history of unequal treatment of minorities. It is wrong and goes against everything we stand for as a company and as a nation.
We all bear a responsibility to heal the stain of racism, including all of us at Blue Cross. As a company, we are committed to a workplace that makes diversity and inclusion a priority. To truly achieve our mission “to improve the health and lives of Louisianians,” we must check our biases and respect and value people of all backgrounds and cultures. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of how we interact and operate within our organization and within the communities we serve.
As we battle injustice and now social unrest, alongside a devastating pandemic, we ask all Louisianians to join us in a commitment to becoming our best selves and standing united in making the world a more just, better and healthier place.