Driving Force Group is driven by three simple truths:
All people deserve equity.
Equity does not exist in our country.
It is our duty to leave the world more equitable than we found it.
DFG is unyielding in our stance. People cannot refuse to understand that our country was created and has thrived under a systemic racist infrastructure or feign confusion about the resulting issues created. People cannot stand idly by while human beings suffer injustices and live in fear. Driving Force Group understands change will not happen until we, as a society, and especially those with power and privilege, are willing to get uncomfortable. While respectful, we are comfortable with our role as disruptors of the status quo. We know nothing worth doing is easy. We resolve to be critical of those not being actively anti-racist and show support for people who are. At every turn we ask ourselves and our clients to pay more attention to the WHY behind things that are happening and not stop at the WHAT is happening. Once the layers of why are peeled away, people are compelled to act.
Problems created by systemic racism and inequity are so deeply embedded and rooted in the community that they aren't even recognized as problems anymore. They have simply become seen as part of the fabric of our society. This is unacceptable. No matter how long cancer persists, no matter how many “cures” are created and then outsmarted by cancer, we remain committed to ridding the society of cancer. We take the brightest minds and build state of the art research centers and raise billions of dollars. We would never dream of giving up on a disease so horrible. Yet, the same is not true with racism. People just assume it is not going to change and is just the way life is. DFG will work to pour money and talent into issues of social justice and race equity.