For too long, too many in our country have turned a blind eye to racism in the hopes that it will simply go away.
We cannot continue to ignore this problem.
Racism is not just a person of color issue. It is everyone’s issue, which makes it everyone’s responsibility to actively work against it—today and every day.
Though we can’t be together, we challenge all members of the TCNJ community to confront and address racism and hate in your own community, the nation, and the world.
We challenge you to find opportunities to share in our common humanity, and treat each other with dignity and respect. These are just a few of the qualities that reflect the values of our strong TCNJ community. We demonstrate these values as a constant reminder that George Floyd’s life and all black lives matter.
In solidarity and with commitment,
Kathryn A. Foster
James A. Felton III
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Faculty & Staff of The Department of Art & Art History