June 18, 2020
Dear Friedman Community,
We, entrusted as senior leaders of the Friedman School, have felt encouraged by the openness and willingness of our community to engage in difficult conversations about racism, justice, and equity.
We condemn the horrific racism and injustice manifest in the oppression and murders of Black people. These are founded on systemic racism, dating back hundreds of years, that still permeates virtually every aspect of our society, including our academic institutions.