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Addressing Systemic Racism and Injustice

June 3, 2020, Modified on October 28, 2020

Purdue CAPS honors the profound grief centered with the historical and continued violence toward Black lives and specifically the recent violent deaths of Walter Wallace Jr., Daniel Prude, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. We care about and stand with our Black students, faculty, and staff, and we oppose systemic racism, prejudice, injustice, and inequity.

Purdue CAPS recognizes how continued systemic racism, prejudice, injustice, and inequity negatively affect individual and social mental health and wellbeing. The persistence of systemic racism and injustice may illicit feelings of grief, sadness, anger, confusion, and stress. We want to support our students as they process the trauma and grief that may arise from these and other events. We are here as allies and as a resource to validate, empathize with, and help process these painful experiences and feelings in a healthy ways.

Purdue CAPS acknowledges the need for continued advocacy of compassion and justice for our Black and marginalized community members. As a counseling center, we are committed to doing our best to cultivate multicultural perspectives and conversations about how these events may impact members of our campus community. Please see our links below for additional online resources that may support student, faculty, and staff during this difficult time.

Mental Health and Educational Resources:

 Purdue Campus Resources:

Community Resources: