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Hume Society Statement on Racial Violence and Injustice

In response to the ongoing racial injustice and violence being protested in the United States and around the world, the Executive Committee of the Hume Society unanimously issues the following statement:

The Hume Society condemns institutional racism and acts of racial injustice. We denounce the brutal murder of black people, including but not limited to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and we affirm that Black Lives Matter.

The Executive Committee of the Society is dedicated to promoting the free exchange of ideas in an equitable and inclusive environment that is respectful of the dignity of all persons. As scholars and teachers, we recognize our responsibility to promote justice, including by acknowledging and responding to David Hume’s own contribution to the history of racism.

We are in the process of putting together a list of resources to post on our website for those interested in learning more and/or teaching about this history. Please send us your suggestions (vicepresident@humesociety.org).

47th International Hume Society Conference

Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá

2021