Dear IU Community,
In 1963, Dr. King wrote from his jail cell, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.....Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.” And yet, almost sixty years later, black and brown people in this country, including our dean of the graduate school, James Wimbush, pour forth anguished stories of being treated as outsiders in their own country. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I stand as an ally with my students and colleagues of color in that web of mutuality. Indiana University’s community is part of that single garment of destiny. We stand united against the violence of racism.