The horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arberty, Tony McDade and so many People of Color, have brought into sharp focus the experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the United States who have endured systemic racism for centuries.

As Rev. Al Sharpton reminded the world at the televised funeral for Mr. Floyd, “The story of George Floyd has been the story of black folks . . . what happened to George Floyd happens every day in this country. . . .It’s time . . . to get your knee off our necks and let us be what we can become.”

Unequivocally, Black Lives Matter.

Founding director and professor of the Nicholson School of Communication & Media (NSCM) Robert Littlefield, Ph.D., declared some steps the school is taking – including a new position within the school.

“One immediate action step I’m taking — to move NSCM forward as a school committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice — is inviting applications for a new leadership position in NSCM: Assistant Director of Inclusive Culture,” Littlefield said. “In this role, the appointed faculty member will coordinate activities and programs to create and sustain an environment where all members of NSCM can thrive.”

One of NSCM’s current faculty members will be chosen for the role, which will be implemented on August 8, for a two-year term.

NSCM promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. To read the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement, please click here. 


Published July 1, 2020. Written by Iulia Popescu.

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