A series of racist acts, including the killing of George Floyd and others, and the protests that have ensued, have made these recent weeks particularly painful and difficult for Minneapolis–St. Paul, the Midwest, and the nation.
The Associated Colleges of the Midwest stands against racism and brutality of any kind and affirms that Black lives matter. We support social activism and the right to protest; we do not condone violence.
We join our member colleges in their efforts to learn, grow, and support healing in the aftermath of these tragic killings and invite you to read more about how they are responding to these events below.
These statements are an important first step in addressing the challenge and opportunity before us to create an educational environment—and a world—that is just, equitable, and anti-racist.
- Beloit College: A Letter About Recent Racist Acts
- Carleton College and St. Olaf: Statement on the George Floyd Incident
- Coe College: Message to the Coe Community
- Colorado College: Our Commitment to Speak Out Against Racism
- Cornell College: President Brand sends message about George Floyd
- Grinnell College: A Message from President Kington
- Knox College: Remembering George Floyd: A Message to the Knox Community
- Lake Forest College: President Schutt speaks out on death of George Floyd
- Lawrence University: A Safe Society for All
- Luther College: Message from President Ward on Action Steps
- Macalester College: Message to the Macalester Community Following the Murder of George Floyd
- Monmouth College: An Email From President Wyatt to Monmouth College Students About Unrest in the Nation
- Ripon College: A Statement on Core Values
- St. Olaf and Carleton College: A Statement from St. Olaf and Carleton