DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE STATEMENT ON ANTI-BLACK RACISM

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University stands in solidarity with Black communities at home and around the world in condemning all forms of racial injustice and acknowledging in particular the suffering that Black people everywhere continue to endure as a result of systemic anti-Black racism.

As political scientists, we study how power functions within societies and to whose benefit it inures. The historic and more recent violence against members of Black communities in Canada and other jurisdictions emphasizes the pervasive and on-going disparity in power relations between White and racialized people.

As a Department, we are also directly implicated in the same power disparities that we study. 

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