University of Nottingham Students’ Union
The University of Nottingham Students’ Union stands in solidarity with the family, friends, and community of George Floyd. Tragically he fell victim to the horrific actions of law enforcement in Minnesota. George, just like many other members of the black community across the globe, was subject to actions of deep-rooted hatred, unfounded discrimination and racial prejudice, generated by a history of neglect, systemic oppression, and racism. George's death has brought attention to issues of inequality and racism which have significantly impacted the black community for generations. It is integral that we recognise that the current protests which we have witnessed in the media regarding the Black Lives Matter movement are not just the product of issues in the USA. Racism is systemic and present in our own communities. We all have a part to play, a responsibility to act.
University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham asserts our position of anti-racism and stands alongside our Black student and staff communities and networks. The horrific death of George Floyd in the USA and increasing number of instances of overt racism and discrimination against Black individuals has brought tensions into stark focus, and has caused considerable distress and anxiety. We stand firm against racism and violence both at our University, in the UK, and across the globe. We recognise that racism and discrimination have long lasting impact. As an organisation that values inclusion, we will continue to collaborate to challenge and proactively address systemic racism through initiatives like the Race Equality Charter. We are UoN and we will always be stronger together.