President Johnson's Statement on Anti-Racism

September 24, 2020

President Johnson's Statement on Anti-Racism

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Townshend Hall, home of the department at night
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The Department of Sociology endorses President Johnson's statement about the importance of combating racism and injustice. 

 

(Video transcript below)


Dear Buckeye Nation:

 

Breonna Taylor deserves justice, and this does not feel like justice.

We cannot accept what has happened in Louisville. We grieve the tragic and senseless loss of Breonna Taylor — a daughter, a friend, a niece, a loved one, who was unarmed and asleep. 

The breakdown in the justice system in the killings of unarmed Black and Brown people in our country has become all too familiar, tragically. This isn’t going to stop until we create an anti-racist world.

We must come together to draw strength from each other and advance our collective vision for a better world where we one day have justice for all. There is much work to be done.

 

Sincerely yours,

Kristina M. Johnson, PhD
President


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