The heart-wrenching news of yet another shooting of a Black person involving law enforcement is a painful reminder that systemic racism remains firmly rooted in communities throughout America. Seeing the shooting of Jacob Blake poured salt on the unhealed wounds that are a result of generations of trauma. This pain was further exacerbated by the shootings of three protesters in the night that followed. Simply put, we are immersed in turmoil and in need of a course for change.
Read the full statement from the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion.