June 30, 2020
In response to the recent acts of violence against Black Americans, the Amherst College Geology Department faculty have sent a letter to our students acknowledging the past and continuing presence of racism embedded in our field and committing to the work of reform. The following are two excerpts from that letter, which can be read in its entirety.
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Scientific and societal progress demand the inclusion and participation of black, indigenous, and people of color; it is essential that these voices be a part of the work of geology at every level.