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CCCU Statement in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

CCCU Statement in Response to the Killing of George Floyd

June 1, 2020

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In response to the killing of George Floyd, CCCU President Shirley V. Hoogstra shared the following statement:

“We need to do more than lament or shed tears over the overwhelming evidence of systemic racism. Those do not cost us much. We need to act with courage and perseverance in the face of this 400-year-old pattern of evil. As a leader in Christian higher education, the urgent conversations during this global pandemic have been about how higher education will adapt and innovate for the future based on the need for financial sustainability. But if we don’t get this right, if we don’t highlight the moral, physical, emotional, and spiritual toll of racism in all walks of life, any innovation will be like ‘resounding gongs and clanging symbols,’ and we will have gained nothing. Today is the day we again commit to better fighting for truth and freedom.”