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Statement on Anti-Black Violence and the Covid-19 Global Pandemic

Once again, we have witnessed white police and vigilantes murder Black people in the United States.  George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade died violently and needlessly at the hands of white police officers and vigilantes.  Their tragic and senseless deaths have...

Statement on the Noose in Allen Hall

The Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DAAS) condemns the placement of a noose in an elevator in Allen Hall over Labor Day weekend. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are rightly outraged and incensed by this heinous act. The noose...

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