A statement from the University

The death of George Floyd.

Tuesday 9 June 2020

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May, and the extraordinary responses around the world, have caused many of us to pause and reflect on our own views more
deeply.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, and in the University of Auckland, we are not immune to, or removed from, the harsh reality of systemic racism over many centuries, which continues to manifest itself in the lives of many people today. But we are committed to confronting it and holding ourselves to a higher standard.