We at AMCA condemn the recent acts of state violence against Black people in the United States. We see and hear large numbers of Americans who are unable to breathe. We mourn the murders of George Floyd, Eric Garner, and many other innocent Black Americans whose last breaths were brutally suppressed. AMCA recognizes COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on African American and Indigenous communities, and we decry racial violence, social and economic disparities, and structural racism inherent in U.S. labor, housing, and healthcare systems. We support those fighting to build a more just society.
We stand in solidarity with Black communities who continue to fight for racial justice and social and economic equality and we commit to using our position as scholars and teachers to work toward dismantling structural racism that persists in our universities, institutions, and communities.