Anti-Racism at Haverford
Wendy Raymond's "Reply to Open Letter, July 2020" added to Community Engaged Anti-Racism Work
I seek to inspire and invite us all, and to inspire Haverford College, to grow our intellectual, social, and emotional intelligence about racism, inequality, and inequities - racism and inequities in America and racism and inequities in our own ways of knowing and being.
To our Black students, staff, and faculty and to all our students and colleagues of color: I join you in grief, anger, and outrage while acknowledging—and decrying—that you bear the undue burdens of lives at risk and collective trauma when structures meant to provide civil and health protections fail.
We White members of this community need to take responsibility for doing this work. I invite all of us not yet on this path to join our students, faculty, staff, and alumni who already actively practice anti-racism, recognizing that the goal of anti-racism sits firmly in the educational mission and values of Haverford College, including the Quaker value of equality.
Let us all apply our capacities to learn, create, adapt, discover, and thrive to becoming an anti-racist institution. For if not at Haverford, where?
Community Engaged Anti-Racism Work
- Wendy Raymond: Reply to Open Letter, July 2020
- An Open Letter to the Bi-College Community, June 2020
- Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CODEI) Membership
- Being Anti-Racist, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
- An Antiracist Reading List, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People and Parents