A statement from the Climate, Diversity and Inclusion committee of the Ecology and Conservation Biology Department, of which I am not part of, that I fully endorse.
“We stand with our Black coworkers, students, alumni, and neighbors. We support justice for all lives that have been lost to systemic racism, including those lost to police violence. We acknowledge that systemic racism is present in every sector of our society, and that death and violence are only among the most egregious of the daily manifestations of oppression and prejudice. We see you, we hear you, we believe you, we mourn with you, and we stand with you. Black Lives Matter.”