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CRF's Statement on Racial Justice


All of us at the Center for Research on Families (CRF) are horrified and heartbroken about the senseless and brutal killings of Black men and women, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others throughout our nation’s history. We recognize that our Black staff, students, and faculty carry the heavy burden of injustice and this has to change. We must all do the work to end racism and injustice now. 

Our CRF team is committed to taking meaningful action to undo the effects of systemic racism in our society, in our workplaces, in academia, in our communities, and in our country. We will continue to support research that addresses inequality in the lives of Black families and families of color that exist at the intersections of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and abilities. CRF will actively collaborate with all schools and colleges, the Office of Faculty Development, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion to host workshops and trainings on dismantling racism and white privilege, and building true allyship.

We invite all of you to share your thoughts about how CRF can contribute to the university's efforts to address and dismantle racism by contacting us