Over recent weeks, we have seen unconscionable police brutality and further racial divides. Our communities are grieving and we must, as Americans, come together and unite.
Our communities are ONE. Regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, immigrant, native, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist or Atheist, we must end the cancer of HATE.
As educators, our goal is to provide a safe haven for learning and fellowship. Our duty is to provide a fair and equitable environment for all our students – regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or any other factor – so they can gain the tools to further their career and education.
Throughout the coming weeks, tough conversations will happen with those within and outside of your inner circles. It may be uncomfortable for some, it may inconvenience others. But inconvenience is not equatable to injustice.
Inequality has no place in our society. We may have a long road ahead, but it is one we will walk with our students, our staff, and the peaceful protesters who are willing to sacrifice to create lasting change. Know that we are here to aid and assist you during this time. Our hearts and ears remain open.