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A statement from The College of Humanities

The College of Humanities joins with others across the University and beyond in expressing our abhorrence at the killing of George Floyd, and at the loss of so many Black lives as a result of systemic racism. 

We condemn all forms of racism and hate crime. And we acknowledge that there is more that we must do within Humanities to be actively and effectively anti-racist in our practices, our teaching, our research and our broader culture. Individuals and groups across the College (staff and students) have already been working in a number of ways to tackle racism and to build a more inclusive community. We value their expertise and the steps they have already taken. To take this work forward and to embed it across the College, we recognise that anti-racism and inclusion are the responsibility of all of us. Within the College, we are committed to working together and with others across the institution to develop and deliver a set of concrete actions which will enable us to tackle racism, to develop anti-racist practices and to deliver meaningful and lasting change.

Date: 19 June 2020

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