The members of the Department of Anthropology at UNLV share the notion that the deeply embedded forces of racism and, in particular, anti-Black racism and aggression, along with racist policies and laws, have made the US a dangerous and intolerable place for communities of color. We join with those calling for social and economic justice and stand in solidarity. We are committed to helping shape a better future through our studies and our teaching, our activism and support, and our engagement and leadership. We will work to better serve our students, staff, and faculty of color now and in the future. We welcome input as we move forward with the next academic year.

We endorse the following statements and calls to action: