Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
How many more black lives have to be lost before we as a society acknowledge the systemic racism that exists in our world, and specifically within the police departments? Following the murder of Mr. George Floyd, mass protests in our largest cities have brought attention to the brutal (and often fatal) police tactics commonly used on African-Americans and people of color. More than ever, it is the obligation of Bucks County Community College to use this opportunity to support our faculty, staff, students, and people of color in our community. Here at Bucks, we believe that college campuses have to remain sanctuaries of transparency, education, and conversation, particularly surrounding civil liberties. Silence during these times is unacceptable. As an institution, we condemn all forms of racism, discrimination, and injustice, and moving forward we will be working to increase conversations and programming surrounding these topics. But we can’t do it alone. We need your voice and participation to ensure that we as a college engage in these difficult but necessary conversations. We all have a role to play in dismantling the systemic racism and injustice that is unfortunately still present in our world, and we at Bucks are committed to doing what we can to face these issues head-on. As always, we are here for you and our community. And if you or anyone you know needs support during this time, please reach out to us. Together, we can effect positive change.