Statement from the School of Transborder Studies

April 7, 2020

The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Breonna Taylor and locally, Dion Johnson, among many others, have continued centuries of state-inspired violence against Black people. The faculty of Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in denouncing the systemic racism, white supremacy and state-sanctioned violence that disproportionately affects Black communities. As a community of scholars that upholds the values of inclusion, equity and liberation — we stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and those protesting for justice and leading the way to dismantle all forms of institutionalized racism and discrimination.