On Point for College Statement in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

POSTED Jun 8, 2020

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June 2020

Dear friends,

On Point for College is deeply saddened by the recent acts of racial violence and hostility that have taken place across our nation. The senseless and brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and other black men and women at the hands of law enforcement or civilian assailants are horrible and horrific crimes. These events, coupled with the harassment of individuals like Christian Cooper, remind us that structural racism against black people and other people of color remains a malignant cancer within our society.

On Point for College was built on the belief that access to higher education is a foundational right that should be available to everyone, regardless of race, creed, orientation, or any other differentiating characteristics. We recognize that educational inequity has, at its roots, the same systemic racism that drives social injustice.

We share the feelings of grief and anger being expressed by so many. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone who has been directly impacted by these events and to everyone else whose hearts are broken.

We would like to use this opportunity to reaffirm On Point for College’s commitment to social justice and equity. Through our outreach, we will continue the work of addressing generations of racism and injustice. We will seek ways to approach one another with respect, and to rebuild broken communities so that they become communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all.

To our entire community, we hope you will stand with our black brothers and sisters to send the message of unity. You are not alone! We are, On Point!

Thank you,

Samuel Rowser
Executive Director
On Point for College


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