The Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, stands in unequivocal solidarity with members of our Black Community. We mourn deeply the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, and all those who before them were also victims of the system of racial injustice that remains at work in this country. We pledge to challenge the beliefs and practices that are entrenched in our society and culture, and to work to disrupt the ways in which those beliefs manifest in our own personal and professional spaces.
The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse academic unit, and we celebrate the uniqueness of each member of our community. We are committed to ensure an anti-racist and supportive work and study environment and to make the Department of Romance Studies a safe, inclusive, and equitable space for all of our colleagues and students of color, to thrive and flourish, even in these difficult times.