Our Statement of Solidarity with AAS and Their Call for UNLV to Address Systemic Racism and Police Brutality
The UNLV Philosophy Department joins other departments and programs here to stand in solidarity with the African American & African Diaspora Studies Program (AAS) and the concerns that they raised about systematic racism and police brutality in their recent statement. We call upon the university administration to work with AAS and to utilize the specific expertise of its faculty in addressing those concerns. We also call upon ourselves, and on philosophers across the country and beyond, to reflect on our own and our discipline’s participation in systems of institutional racism. We pledge to continue to listen and educate ourselves on these issues, and to do better with respect to recognizing and challenging systems of institutional racism and the practices that perpetuate them.