All People Matter
The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) is a forum that was created in 1969 under the auspices of Operation New Birmingham. The mission of the CAC is to create a better community for all citizens throughout the Birmingham metro area by strengthening race relations, advocating for education, supporting improved transit and seeking solutions for the homeless. The CAC’s core motto is that all people matter.
The Birmingham Pledge
The Birmingham Pledge is an oath to confront and eliminate racial prejudice within oneself and the community. For more information on the history of the Pledge, click here.
I believe that every person has worth as an individual.
I believe that every person is entitled to dignity and respect, regardless of race or color.
I believe that every thought and every act of racial prejudice is harmful; if it is my thought or act, then it is harmful to me as well as others.
Therefore, from this day forward I will strive daily to eliminate racial prejudice from my thoughts and actions.
I will discourage racial prejudice by others at every opportunity.
I will treat all people with dignity and respect; and I will strive daily to honor this pledge, knowing that the world will be a better place because of my effort.