June 9, 2020
Following the outrage generated most recently by the needless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and informal discussions among faculty and students. Anthropology departments nationwide and even more departments here at KU are issuing statements in support of these principles, I think it appropriate to be on the record as standing with victims of discrimination and racial violence.
The KU Anthropology Department shares the following statement which unequivocally states our commitment to social justice, and elimination of racial bias in law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and American society.
Dennis H. O'Rourke, PhD
Foundation Distinguished Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 635 Fraser Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-7540