Greater Cincinnati Commitment

The Cincinnatus Association has a longstanding interest in, and commitment to, racial understanding and the embrace of diversity in our region. In the wake of the racially-fueled disturbances that roiled Cincinnati following a police shooting, the Association formed a committee tasked with recruiting members to help monitor and enforce community efforts to improve police/community relations, and to take concrete actions to promote positive interactions across a variety of racial groups in Greater Cincinnati.

We invite all resident of Greater Cincinnati to commit to a community where human dignity is respected across all differences.

Sign the Greater Cincinnati Commitment

The Greater Cincinnati Commitment reflects the signer's affirmation or reaffirmation to join with others in taking steps to remove racism, prejudice and stereotypes of all forms from our own lives, as well as the lives of others, and to treat all people with respect.

The Greater Cincinnati Commitment

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Here is the text of the commitment:

I believe the full greatness of our city, our region and our nation will only be achieved when every individual has a full and unrestricted opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to the community with all the potential of their innate personal gifts.

I believe that in this new millenium we can and we must move forward to remove the vestiges of racism and other forms of discrimination from our city, our country and our individual lives.

In this spirit, I make this commitment:

  • I (We) commit to use my (our) individual and collective strength to eliminate discriminatory behaviors, policies and practices from my community.
  • I (We) commit to openly and intentionally seek to open doors that will ensure everyone the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • I (We) commit to embrace diversity and seek equity for all members of the human family