At its meeting on Thursday, the SHAFR Council unanimously affirmed the following statement of solidary:
"The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) affirms that Black Lives Matter and condemns state and non-state violence against racialized communities in the United States and abroad. We stand in solidarity with those who have been fighting anti-Black racism and vow to continue working for the full inclusion and equality of all peoples in all institutions and communities to which we belong, including SHAFR.
"Consistent with SHAFR's mission to promote 'the study, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge of American foreign relations,' we believe in identifying the inequities and imbalances of power and influence between and within states and highlighting the connections between racism, patriarchy, economic exploitation, and imperialism. We hope you will join us in fostering research and dialogue including diverse constituencies, working towards meaningful change, justice, and healing."