To Our Middlebury Community,
Community is predicated on ensuring all people are not only included but are safely incorporated into the society we are aiming to create. Racial tensions in this country have undoubtedly highlighted the fact that we have significant work to do to create the community we all would like to see.
The blatant hatred and violence being enacted against Asian American and Pacific Islander folks in recent months has only worsened and has largely been overlooked. The racist, hate-filled crime occurring last week in Georgia, in which eight humans were senselessly murdered on the sole basis of their race and gender, is only the most recent instance underscoring the need for us to work towards dismantling structures that work against an anti-racist society.
As we consider what we can do as a community to instill the ideals of anti-racism, we must also look at tangible actions we can take. We have compiled a list of potential resources for community members across backgrounds to potentially use to practice introspection as well as community action. Take a look below:
Direct Possible Action:
We would like to conclude this email by acknowledging humans who were lost in this attack:
We thank you for reading this and hope you can use some of the above resources to promote anti-racism in our shared communities.
Concerned Students of Middlebury
The views expressed in these updates are that of the overall CSM Board as an entity, not necessarily as individuals. Additionally, it is our position that these updates should be an official record of the statements of CSM as an organization as it has to do with our operations.