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Letter from BC President William P. Leahy, S.J.

Dear Members of the Boston College Community:

The senseless death of George Floyd while in police custody has left millions in our country shaken, angry, and wondering how is it possible in our day that another black person in America could die in such circumstances. I share those feelings and questions, and I particularly ask how we at Boston College, members of an academic and faith community, can and should respond to the inhumane, racist behavior so evident last week in Minneapolis.

First, I invite you to join me in praying for George Floyd—whose brother described him as a God-fearing person and a man of peace—and for his family and all those who mourn his death.