President Pinto's statement on death of George Floyd, structural racism


President Pinto tweeted on May 31, 2020:

It is hard not to be haunted by the brutal reality that Dr. King’s words are needed as much in 2020 as they were in 1967. America has failed to hear the profound ways we are, repeatedly, failing each other. And not only in small, I-will-do-better-next-time ways. But in the biggest way imaginable—by failing to fight for the basic humanity of our neighbor. Our hearts ache for the family and friends of George Floyd, as they continue to do so for the loved ones of Samuel DuBose. We must agree destruction of our neighborhoods is not the answer. Let us instead heed the clarion call from President Obama to "work together to create a ‘new normal’ in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts."