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It is imperative, now more than ever, that we join together in ensuring all members of the WKU Family — students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends — not only feel welcomed and safe, but experience our campuses as inclusive environments in which to live, learn and grow.
Several organizations have been using their platforms to articulate a strong anti-racist position about the murders of Black people as a result of police brutality bore out of centuries of oppression against people of color. The Mathematical Association of America explicitly said "Black Lives Matter" (www.mathvalues.org/masterblog/black-lives-matter). The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics said "as a mathematics education community, we must not tolerate acts of racism, hate, bias, or violence" (www.nctm.org/News-and-Calendar/News/NCTM-News-Releases/A-Statement-on-George-Floyd,-Breonna-Taylo...). I am disappointed by the statement made by WKU. "Senseless deaths" cheapens the facts; they were murders. "Racial injustices" is soft language for systemic racial oppression. The statement acknowledges that "we cannot remain silent because silence equals complicity." I agree with that statement, and as such I must point out that I believe my employer has not taken a strong enough position that supports our students, faculty, staff, and alumni of color, and acknowledges that they are seen and heard. Black Lives Matter.
A WKU professor is playing a big role in a pilot program that helps former felons get through the expungement process and get on with their lives. Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill. ... See MoreSee Less