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As staff and faculty of the BYU Department of Public Health, we mourn with our brothers and sisters in the US and around the world over the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Their deaths and nationwide unrest over such issues as police violence and mass incarceration call attention yet again to the plight of America’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), long plagued by the injustice of racism not only in the final circumstances of death, but also in the day to day circumstances of life. We believe that “if we have any hope of reclaiming the goodwill and sense of humanity for which we yearn, it must begin with each of us, one person at a time” (President Russell M. Nelson, NAACP Convention Remarks, 2019).
As such, we declare here our views and commitments regarding racism:

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