The University of Michigan Museum of Art stands against racism and hate, and condemns all acts of violence against Black people and other people of color.
Black Lives Matter. And we are passionate supporters of making sure that message is heard, understood, and believed. Black lives deserve to be protected and systems of oppression should be called out and dismantled.
The Museum will continue to use our platforms and collection to bring awareness to anti-racist issues and lift up resources that can help educate.
What else can we collectively do about institutionalized racism? We can protest. We can donate our time and money; we can help protestors who have been jailed, and specifically Detroit protestors; we can support the organizations seeking to end police brutality, such as Campaign Zero; and learn more about sustained efforts to fight police abuse, as described really well here.
And for those who are white or non-Black, we can educate ourselves about how to be effective, respectful allies, and how to speak up and not speak over. Here's some good basic advice from the anti-oppression network.