June 11, 2020
Dear Hackley Students,
Thank you for your ongoing support to fight the cruelty that African Americans face every day as it relates to police brutality. It is simply unjust for Black men, women, and children to be murdered by police officers simply because of the color of their skin. I believe that as a Hackley community, students and faculty members need to continue to become aware of the apparent racism, hatred, and bigotry that is currently flowing within the United States of America. In Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech he believed that “one day [African-Americans will] live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” For the 2020-21 school year and beyond, let’s project that statement on the hilltop and to our respective communities. Whether you are Black, White, Latino, etc, only together can we fight this injustice.