The DAAS Faculty and Staff stand in solidarity with all who raise their voices and take to the streets in opposition to racist police violence.

We grieve for George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arberry and so many more. #SayTheirNames!

To the DAAS student community, we see you as you confront the pain, injustice, and racial oppression that surrounds you. We pledge to stand with you as you work to better understand and to change the world you have inherited.

Matthew Countryman
Associate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, American Culture, and History
Chair, Department of Afroamerican & African Studies