Commitment to Antiracism

We, the members of the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Geneseo stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We have turned to the leadership of the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) for guidance and hereby commit to the actions they call for in their statement, below. 

We, the faculty of the SUNY Geneseo Department of Anthropology commit to the following calls from the ABA:

  • To start at “home,” to accept the ways that anthropology has been and continues to be implicated in the project of white supremacy.

  • To see the ways that white supremacy is manifest in … curricula, syllabi, ... student recruitment and mentoring, hiring, and promotion practices.

To teach about race, racism, the pathology of whiteness, and the normalization of white supremacy.

View the American Black Anthropologist Association's Statement Against Police Violence and Anti-Black Racism.