Soon after the tragic death of George Floyd in late May, discussions of equity, diversity, and inclusion began to resonate globally through every strata of society. In June, ASA issued a statement on Mr. Floyd's death, knowing full well that such a statement is not a solution to anything in and of itself. ASA leadership was aware that our organization had to do some deeper self-reflection and work to ensure that we were inclusive and welcoming to all. By that point, we were in continuous conversations about the long-standing inequity in American health care, which was made even more evident as the COVID-19 pandemic was shown to be disproportionately affecting people of color and the socioeconomically disadvantaged.

We began reaching out to our colleagues of color and to the LGBTQ community for feedback, which made it clear we needed...

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