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Collective Condemnation of Racist Police Violence


Hundreds of Hamilton students, faculty, and staff denounce unwarranted and racially disproportionate police violence and pledge to promote the public good. The following statement was prepared by a group of faculty and staff members as a call for campus solidarity.

A Collective Condemnation of Racist Police Violence

We, the undersigned members of the Hamilton College campus community, individually and collectively recognize the latest tragic results of systemic racism as a wake-up call that compels us to make the widespread protests and public condemnations of racist police violence a watershed moment that sparks sober self-reflection and meaningful forms of social action. 

As a national institution of higher learning, one that prides itself on its emphasis on ethical and engaged citizenship, the time to fully and forcefully match words with deeds is now. 

More specifically, we hereby condemn the systemic procedures and practices that synergistically foster unwarranted and racially disproportionate state sanctioned uses of deadly force and inhibit legal efforts to hold those who employ it fully accountable. 

Additionally, we pledge to lead or lend support to local, state, and nationwide efforts to ensure that all who are sworn to serve and protect do so faithfully and that those whose racist actions besmirch the reputations of so many officers who do are rightly prosecuted and punished. 

Let this be the moment that all Hamiltonians on the Hill and beyond denounce unwarranted and racially disproportionate police violence and pledge to promote the public good. 

Let this be the moment that all Hamiltonians distinguish themselves as committed to equity and justice.

In solidarity,

McKinley Abernethy
Salma Alaoui
Samuel Alderson
Honor Allen
Mo Alloush
Abhishek Amar
Jennifer Ambrose
William Andriola
Angelique Archer
Liz Arnold
Sophie Auvin
Stephanie Bahr
Erol Balkan
Manuel Barrantes
Niki Barron
Joyce Barry
John Bartle
Lucas Barusek
Karina Bayrakdarian
Cat Beck
Richard Bedient
Vikranth Bejjanki
David Bell
Leslie Bell
Larry Bender
Mary Beringause
Kahleel Bernard
Catherine Berryman
Sambat Bhandari
Ishan Bhatia
Cameron Blair
Julia Bligh
Alex Blomfield
Jay Bloom
Madeline Bologa
Aimee Booth
Karen Boots
Jen Borton
Anna Botticello
Acacia Bowden
Alma Bradley
Sterling Bray
Barbara Britt-Hysell
Elizabeth Brotherton
Kate Brown
Heather Buchman
Jessica Burke
Kate Burnham
Tim Byrnes
Alan Cafruny
Dayna Campbell
Krista Campbell
Alistair Campbell
Lindsay Canaday
Peter Cannavo
Peter Cannavo
Denzel Capellan
Grace Carey
Sara Carle
Sophia Cerreta
Emely Chacon
Alexsia Chan
Olivia Chandler
Priya Chandrasekaran
Wei-Jen Chang
Lorna Chase
Tessa Chefalo
Stefanie Chin
Mufudzi Chogugudza
Jacob Circelli
Justin Clark
Rachael Clark
Sally Cockburn
Vanessa Colangelo
Katherine Collett
Sean Conroy
Ruth Coolidge
Sheridan Cordova
Henry Curcio
Allison Curry
Samantha D’Angelo
Allyson D’Antonio
Annie Danielson
Roger Danilek
Rhea Datta
Juliet Davidson
Brenda Davis
Celeste Day Moore
Erica De Bruin
Megan Dean
Mike Debraggio
Liz Del Giudice
Ellie Demaree
Daniel DeMatteo
Zachary Deming
Lori Dennison
Amber Denny
Maggie DeNoon
Ryan DiLello
Jo Dine
Gianna Dischiavo
Campbell Dorsett
Ginny Dosch
Eloise Doubleday
Bria Dox
Adaira Dumm
Ethan Dunn
Mona Dunn
Mariam Durrani
Jackson Dusinberre
Betzaida (Bette) Ecklund
Anna Edelson
Daniella Edwards
Stephen Ellingson
Elizabeth Ely
Jane Fanning
Maddy Fargis
Rachel Fein
Cameron Feist
Alex Fergusson
Emma Fighera
Toscana Finke
Reagan Flores
Barbara Fluty
Allie Forbes
Timothy Fox
A. Todd Franklin
Sam Gause
Julie Gederos
John Geissinger
Maria Genao-Homs
Margaret Gentry
Chris Georges
Max Gersch
Courtney R. Gibbons
Dennis Gilbert
Amanda Gilsten
Barbara Gold
Steve Goldberg
Laura Goldstein
Jeremy Gordon
Matt Grace
Kevin Grant
Mahogany Mo Green
Samuel Greenhouse
Naomi Guttman
Martine Guyot-Bender
Paul Hagstrom
Carson Halabi
Shelley Haley
Tina Hall
Lydia Hamessley
Usman Hamid
Joseph Han
Joel Harper
Gena Hasburgh
Abby Henkel
Thomas Helmuth
Jorge Hernandez
Travis Hill
Adele Hinkle
Rob Hopkins
Laura Hornby
Qianzi Hou
Elisabeth Howard
Nancy Huckaby
Maureen Hughes
Gus Huiskamp
Richard D. Hunt
Shane Hurd
Cecilia Hwangpo
Monica Inzer
Maurice Isserman
Erica Ivins
Esena Jackson
David Jacobs
Jae Jaeger
Amy A. James
Alexande Jarman
Susan Jarosi
Mukund Jayaram
Elizabeth Jensen
Sarah Jillings
Gbemende Johnson
Marjorie Johnson
Regina Johnson
Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson
Derek Jones
Eliza Jones
Quinn Jones
Shavell Jones
Kira Jumet
William Kaback
Masaaki Kamiya
Joan Kane
Valerie Kane
Ajla Karabegovic
Theo Karavolas
Haley Katz
Jason Kauppila
Suzanne Keen
Shoshana Keller
Peter Kelly
Spencer Kendall
Brooke Kessler
Peri Kessler
Gill King
Philip Klinkner
Thomas Knauer
Robert Knight
Emma Knoll
Larry Knop
Amy Koenig
Mireille Koukjian
Wesley Kramer
Aaron Kraus
Bonnie Krueger
Jaime Kucinskas
Ty Kunzman
Madeleine La Cotera
Abigail LaCasse
Linda Lacelle
Anne Lacsamana
Jeff Landry
Elise Lanier
Scout Lansing
Joe Largo
Adam Lark
Huzair Latif
Craig Latrell
Donna Le
Jason Le
Karen Leach
Joyce Lee
Rachel Lee
Herm Lehman
Amari Leigh
Michelle LeMasurier
Yulia Levkovich
Hunter Lewinski
Emma Liles
Alexandra List
Karen Liu
Nancy Loh
Paola Lopez
Maggie Luddy
Rachael Lurker
Kimberly Ly
Anna Lyndaker
Levana Lyu
Heather MacArthur
Fran MacDonnell
Lisa Magnarelli
Ishan Mainali
Max Majireck
Seth Major
Lana Makarchuk
Kaela Makins
Chloe Maldonado
Timary Malley
Anokhi Manchanda
Brendan Manley
Alex Manning
Russell Marcus
Tom Marhenke
Thomas Marsh
Rob Martin
Nathalie Martinez
Terry Martinez
Bryan Matte
Lynn Mayo
Mike McCormick
Michael McEneney
Lisa McFall
Julia McGuire
Tara McKee
Conor McManus
Jacquelyn Medina
Josh Meeks
Frank Meng
Heather Merrill
Tyler Meshkinyar
Maroun Mezher
Josh Miller
Nonso Mogor
Sidney Molnar
Mark Monty
Brad Moser
Claire Mouflard
Tyler Moulton
Olivia Munnelly
Dave Murray
Rebecca Murtaugh
Hana Namkung
John Nehme
Hoa Ngo
Riley Nichols
Jack Nivison
Noelle Niznik
Obiamaka Nnadika
Maureen Nolan
Emily Norum
Saori Nozaki
Samuel Ntim-Addae
John O'Neill
Mary O'Neill
Vincent Odamtten
Onno Oerlemans
Kyoko Omori
Emmett Orgass
Kayla Ortiz Self
Nicholas Osarenren
Ann Owen
Dannelle Parker
Marianita Peaslee
Diana Perez
Josten Perez
Duc Pham
Kate Piacenza
Sabrina Pike
Alex Plakias
Geneva Pohl
Yaa konama Pokuaa
Federico Pollevick
Sam Pomerant
Sam Pomerantz
Dorothy Poucher
John Powell
Jackie Prunier
Maria Alejandra Pulido
Lukas Puris
Lily Qiu
Colin Quinn
Nancy Rabinowitz
Peter Rabinowitz
Ellen Rainey
Ashley Ramcharan
Heidi Ravven
Allison Reed
Pablo Reina-González
Michelle Reiser-Memmer
Delta Reyes
Cindy Reynolds
Melissa Richards
Kyra Richardson
Baillie Riggs
Sharon Rippey
Emily Rivito
Sam Robinson
Nicole Rodriguez
Edna Rodriguez Plate
S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate
Heather Roeder
Margaret Rogers
Mia Rogers
Emely Rojas
Abby Roller
Ian Rosenstein
Abigail Rosovsky
Monk Rowe
Sophie Rubenfeld
Carl Rubino
Alejandro Ruiz
Savannah Ryan
Tessa Ryan
Pauline Santry
Jack Scacco
Jack Schoenfeld
Zack Schuman
Deirdre Schutzman
Janelle Schwartz
Franklin Sciacca
Maureen Scoones
Madeline Segall
Nhora Serrano
Joe Shelley
Katy Shepard
Tenzin Sherpa
Patricia Shiebler
Andrea Shipton
Salwa Sidahmed
Ariana Silva
Elizabeth Siminitus
Brady Slinger
Dawun Smith
Kristen Smith
Megan Smith
Stina Soderling
Katherine Solohub
Sarah Solomon
Jane Springer
Simon Stanco
Kasia Stempniak
Caitlin Stern
Kaity Stewart
Adam Stockwell
Emma Stout
Darren Strash
Simon Stringer
Aaron Strong
Caroline Sullivan
Heather Sullivan
Rachel Sutor
Marty Sweeney
Sarah Swinson
Amy Sylvester
Emma Szegvari
Dick Tantillo
Samantha Tassillo
Evan Tatro
Hannah Terao
Majestic Terhune
Katherine Terrell
Adrienne Thayaparan
Margie Thickstun
Jaime Thiesen
Anthony Tirabassi
Tina Toglia
Christine Tomasi
Sharon Topi
Karianna Torres
Madeline Totman
Lisa Trivedi
Gwen Urbanczyk
Bonnie Urciuoli
Luis Uribe
Peaches Valdes
Maria Valencia
Jake Valensi
Leyla Valerio
Adam Van Wynsberghe
Joshua Vega
Laureen Wagoner
Erin Walicki
Audrey Wallace
Clara Walling
Christine Walsh
Chenyu Wang
Forrest Warner
Caroline Washington
Jesse Weiner
Nigel Westmaas
Will Whalen
Eleanor Whelan
Kayla White
Rachel White
Benjamin Widiss
Kim Wieczorek
Jeanne Willcoxon
Chris Willemsen
Ellie Williams
Keelah Williams
Elise Wilson
Henry Wilson
Thomas Wilson
Joel Winkelman
David Wippman
Anna Wise
Ava Witonsky
Michael Woods
Matt Wright
Stephen Wu
Steven Yao
Elaine Yip
Sabrina Yvellez
Amy Zhai
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