Light & Verity

Quoted: Peter Salovey

The president speaks out on George Floyd's death.

Mark Ostow

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“George Floyd’s horrifying death shocks our shared conscience and indicts our shared failure. It can and must remind us of other similar killings and of the racism, nativism, and bigotry too pervasive in society today and throughout our country’s history. . . . I believe that all of us at Yale must do what we can to replace fear with hope—and not with anything less than action.”

—Yale president Peter Salovey ’86PhD, in a May 31 statement about the killing of George Floyd while Floyd was in the custody of Minneapolis police officers. Floyd’s death has spurred protests across the US and in other countries.


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