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Skidmore College
Office of the President

Reflections on the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

May 25, 2021

Dear Skidmore Community,

One year ago this day, Mr. George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis.  The ensuing year has been a profound time of reckoning throughout the nation with America’s history of racial injustice.  Skidmore has participated in that reckoning in many ways, ranging from our ongoing Racial Justice Initiative to several demonstrations and gatherings to ongoing scrutiny of how we fare as a community dedicated to inclusivity and trust.  I write today to acknowledge the tragedy of Mr. Floyd’s murder, and similar acts of racial violence that have occurred in this past year and down through the decades in America, and to assert once again our commitment to combating racism and injustice wherever it occurs.  Our commitment to the fundamental truth that Black Lives Matter is unwavering, and we are dedicated to fostering a community of trust at Skidmore.


Marc C. Conner