Anthro Statement on Racist Violence, May 2022

Anthropology Department Statement on Racist Violence, May 16, 2022

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh condemns all forms of racism. We deplore the actions of the 18-year-old who murdered ten innocent people and injured three more in Buffalo, NY, in the name of white supremacy. We offer – once again -- our deepest condolences to families and friends of the victims in Buffalo and to the wider community.  Such actions are all too common in our deeply troubled society.  We stand in solidarity against systemic anti-Black racism, violence, and all forms of discrimination. We urge our anthropological community to actively oppose all acts of racism and discrimination, and not to ignore people who pose potential threats. Continue to express and show support to those who experience ongoing systemic racism in their everyday lives. There is no room for such hate and violence in our communities.

Please see earlier statements on Anthropology and Anti-Racism by Dr. Gabby Yearwood, Town hall Statement by Dr. Celina de Sa in 2020, the Town Hall Event, our earlier Department Statement, and the earlier Graduate Student and Alumni Statement of Solidarity.