|At this time of current — but certainly not new — calls to address race-based inequities, NC State community members may seek resources and avenues for education about how to process difficult events, how to help stop racial injustice or how to enact inclusive practices within their organizations.
We respect the varying emotional and physical capacities that individual community members may have at this difficult time, including those of our own staff and students.
Our highest priority in the current time is to support our communities of color, and in particular our Black staff, faculty and students. We acknowledge the pain, anger and fear they may be experiencing. To these members of our community, we hope you will attend to your own self-care, safety and protection, and we will not add the burden of having to undertake the additional responsibility of tending to and/or educating others, beyond your normal obligations.
Often, non-marginalized members of society look to the marginalized community members to provide guidance on aspects of society that require change. While we question the fairness of this approach, it is particularly unwanted, and even harmful, in times of crisis.
However, we also acknowledge that non-marginalized members of our community may have the desire, resources and power to begin or continue the work toward social justice, and may be able to make a positive impact. To that end, we provide two lists of suggested resources.