Responding to Racial Violence
Over the past month, we have again been witness to racialized violence in this country while also fully knowing that these acts are only the ones that have been filmed. For some of us, this is part of our lived experience. For others of us, this is a conversation that we can choose to opt out of or a news channel that we can turn off.
We lift up the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the countless other Black Americans whose lives end too soon because of senseless violence against Black people rooted in racism. There are no words to describe or heal the hurt, anger, sadness, pain, and grief.
We, the NC State Counseling Center—as counselors, advocates, and humans— stand in solidarity with Black students, faculty, and staff. As a center, we are dedicated and committed to doing anti-racism work both on an individual level and a systemic level.
The Counseling Center remains committed to supporting and affirming students who hold identities that are marginalized. We also invite students to access support around how to ensure that their privileged identities do not impose stress, harm, microaggressions and violence toward others in the Wolfpack community.