In this time of grief, anger and struggle, the Center for Urban and Regional Studies stands in support of those protesting the killings of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement officers. We condemn these tragic events and demand justice for the victims and their families.
While the current outrage may have been inflamed by the recent murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, communities across our state and country are experiencing upheaval as a result of our failure to remedy centuries of systemic racism and dehumanization. The Center supports those working to effect positive change, including the efforts of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and students to identify and analyze social inequities and to create and implement possible solutions. We hope that these efforts contribute in some way to the systemic change needed to create a more just and equitable society.
Interim Director, Center for Urban and Regional Studies
Associate Director, Center for Urban and Regional Studies