George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis is forcing all Americans to see the toll of systemic racism and racial disparities, especially on our black and brown communities. His death has broken open hearts and minds. All of us are called to action that ends systemic racism.
As our institutions fulfill their educational missions, we must foster a deeper understanding of the imperative to address the impacts of racism and privilege. We must do more to improve equity in our institutions and our society. And we must listen to our students of color and Native American students and welcome their leadership if we are going to finally dismantle institutionalized racism. Their voices, vision, and commitment are essential in this endeavor.
Below are some of the statements that have been shared by the colleges and universities that are members of the Minnesota Private College Council and the Minnesota Private College Fund.
President, College of Saint Benedict
Board chair, Minnesota Private College Council and Minnesota Private College Fund
President, Minnesota Private College Council and Minnesota Private College Fund
Statements from our member institutions
- Augsburg University
- Bethany Lutheran College
- Bethel University
- Carleton College
- College of Saint Benedict
- The College of St. Scholastica
- Concordia College
- Concordia University, St. Paul
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Hamline University
- Macalester College
- Minneapolis College of Art and Design
- Saint John's University
- Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
- St. Catherine University
- St. Olaf College
- University of St. Thomas