The LBJ School's commitment to diversity of
Composition, Culture and Curriculum
We are in the midst of extraordinary circumstances in this country that challenge every notion of what it should be: How we expect to live together, how we expect to be governed, and how we expect to be protected from harm, whether that harm is man-made or born of nature. We also must reconcile the sadness, anger and sick feeling over what we see happening to our fellow citizens — on our streets and in our hospitals — with the frustration and helplessness that comes with inaction.
We must step up. Righteous indignation is not enough. We must get into the arena. We must commit to working on tangible policy solutions. Only with open minds and hearts can things get better.
We must end the insidiousness and danger of inequity, racial disparities and the scourge of poverty. To achieve this, we have to first recognize our current moment and how it has been shaped by institutional racism. Only through clear-eyed introspection can we move forward to effectively dismantle the systemic inequality that plagues our society and prevents us from becoming a just and equal nation.
We have to use our knowledge and expertise to create pathways to address these challenges. And we have to work together and deliberately to make the changes we need here at the LBJ School. We will continue to build and fortify an inclusive, diverse and equitable environment for students, faculty and staff.
And we will. It is in our DNA. This work will take time. We will fail; we will learn from these failures; and we will endure. We at the LBJ School will do everything within our power to see that this institution supports a cohesive and constructive environment.