The Association of Former Students June 17, 2020 2:49 PM updated: June 19, 2020 9:16 AM
Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young on June 15 announced 10 actions the university would take in order to improve the racial climate on campus. On June 17, he announced the creation of two new teams: the Task Force on Race Relations to better address racist behavior on campus, and the Commission on Historic Representations to review statues, monuments, buildings and similar representations and make recommendations.
Following is a statement from The Association of Former Students.
Many Aggies are hurting and frustrated, and we hurt with them. Whether we ourselves have seen or experienced it, racism exists at Texas A&M. Our commitment to the Aggie Spirit compels us to stand against racism in any form.
The power to effect positive change rests within each of us. We can all take steps to ensure we reflect our university's core values in all we do. It starts with respect, and racism is the antithesis of respect.
We appreciate our fellow Aggies who have shared their individual experiences and our university leadership for taking constructive steps toward finding solutions. The Association of Former Students is committed to being a part of the solution and to leading by example. We serve all Aggies and want all Aggies to feel included as part of our worldwide Aggie Network.
We are the Aggies, the Aggies are we.