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ISO Statement on Black Lives Matter:
The Institute for the Science of Origins joins the call for equality, freedom, and justice for all Black people. These values represent fundamental human rights and present a clear moral imperative for action. Unjust barriers to the full inclusion of people of color exist at all levels of our society, and we must acknowledge, address, and reverse historical and structural forms of racism. We condemn the ongoing and pervasive police brutality and violence against Black people, including the murders of Black Americans like Tamir Rice, Thomas Yatsko, George Floyd and many others. We stand with those who call for significant change and reform. The Institute commits to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, to increasing the number of African-Americans, under-represented minorities and women among our students, faculty and researchers and in STEM fields in general, and to bringing an ever-more diverse and representative set of people into all aspects of our institute’s activities. We commit to evaluating our work by its results not by our efforts to achieve them.