There is a great line in a book I recently read that reads:
“What you ignore, you permit. What you permit, you condone.”
More recently, this has been translated as:
“Silence is as good as violence.”
Saratoga Rowing stands in solidarity with the Black Community.
Rowing is a predominantly white sport, and we understand we have work to do. It is not enough for us to merely not be racist – we must be actively anti-racist. In the next few days we hope to share with you all the ways in which Saratoga Rowing will be actively acknowledging our own privilege, working with our SRA staff and community to be anti-racist, and pledging to build diversity within our rowing community. Creating a better boathouse is a continuous process and we will not stop after a day, a week, or a year. We are listening. We are learning.
We invite the Saratoga community to join us in our journey – it is imperative we come together to support our athletes, families, coaches, and community-members who are hurting right now. We are committed to standing up against racism, and working to end racial injustice.