We in the Department of Geological Sciences are horrified by the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and all those who suffered such violence before them. We condemn any message or act of hate. We stand with our Black colleagues and students, and stand against racism. Our goal is to foster an environment that promotes equality and openness. We strongly affirm the University’s core principles of diversity and inclusion and are working to make our department, and the geoscience profession overall, more welcoming to everyone.