Statement of Solidarity
We, the faculty and staff of the Tufts Biology Department, acknowledge and condemn the systemic racial injustice that has run rampant since the formation of this country and that continues to persist in our communities. We are angered and appalled at the horrific acts of violence that continue to plague Black lives at the hands of law enforcement and White civilians, and we recognize that this long history of suppression is present in the culture of academia and higher education.
We stand in solidarity with the Tufts community in supporting our current and future Black students, staff, and faculty, and we commit to engaging in anti-racist work within our department and the university. We commit to acting against racial injustice and white supremacy culture with urgency and persistence. These actions include those listed in this living document.