Friday, June 5, 2020
I write to you today as I reckon with the sorrow and outrage brought on by recent unconscionable acts of racial violence and institutional racism. The deep anxiety already experienced by Black communities during the ongoing pandemic has been compounded by the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor—only the latest in a centuries-long line of brutal acts of racial violence. As Chancellor Subbaswamy issued a statement to the larger campus community, I wanted our HFA community to know that we hear you and support you during this troubling time. Silence is not the answer.