Northland College was founded on principles of equality and inclusion. As an institution of higher learning, we are unequivocal that Black lives matter and that the work of justice requires that we continue to confront white supremacy and all of its intersecting forms of oppression.
We stand in solidarity with our students, employees, and communities who are voicing their anguish, anger, and deep frustrations with systems that oppress and devalue Black lives. One of the key purposes of education is to shine light in the dark. Faculty who work in the area of racial justice recommend this list of resources to better comprehend the complexity of our current moment.
The fight for racial justice did not begin with George Floyd’s murder, and it will not end once headlines change. We are pledging at this time to strengthen our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Let us dedicate ourselves to understanding and pursuing progressive social change.
President Karl Ivan Solibakke and Administrative Council