Violence at the U.S. Capitol January 6, 2021

Our response to the events on Jan. 6, 2021:

MSU CAPS remains resolute in condemning acts of hatred and racial injustice, including the violent atrocities that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. While these events may be surprising for many people, in America, these events are not surprising to most African Americans—including our Black student population. Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) have and continue to experience these events today.

We acknowledge and call out loudly, the injustice by which different groups are treated. The rioting insurrectionists on January 6 largely walked away after their terroristic acts, which led to the deaths of many. In stark contrast, many who have peacefully protested and advocated for racial justice in the aftermath of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others have been met with overwhelming force, arrests, and physical harm.

We are here for our students to uphold and keep accountable safe spaces to process the events that circumvent our country, be they moments that infringe on safety, social rights, and/or beliefs. At CAPS, our clinicians are dedicated to reflecting a stance of condemnation to violence and acts that infringe on the safety of our BIPOC students.