Verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial

Dear campus community,

The verdict that was rendered tonight in Minneapolis has me thinking of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quote: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

It has since been pointed out that progress is not inevitable. It requires engagement, participation and commitment. As we continue our work to eradicate systemic racism in our community, we must all recommit ourselves to creating a community where all are welcome, everywhere, at all times.

We must do our part to continually elevate respect and human dignity to aid the march toward justice.


Edward Montgomery