ESW Statement of Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement

Endangered Scholars Worldwide (ESW) decries the discrimination and structural racism directed against the Black community. We believe that such injustice cannot stop until we all affirm that #BlackLivesMatter. Therefore, we stand in solidarity with those who are fighting against racial injustice and systematic racism that we have seen in the United States and we stand with the Black community as a whole, to demand justice for the systemic profiling, harassment, assault, and killing of Black people and communities – because it is and always has been the right thing.

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As part of the New University in Exile Consortium, Endangered Scholars Worldwide is an initiative founded on the conviction that academic freedom and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights. We are dedicated to raising public awareness and support for intellectuals, academics, researchers, and students who have been threatened, silenced, or imprisoned simply for doing their scholarly work or speaking out against the injustices around them. We stand ready to lend our support to this and any critical movement for social justice.


We believe that silence is complicity. With that in mind, Endangered Scholars Worldwide stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all those who have fought tirelessly for Black lives long before now.


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