“At different times throughout my 42 years of life, I have experienced racism and battled countless inequities that have confronted me. It has not been easy. I believe in doing everything I can so someone else’s life is better than mine. I want your lives to be better than mine.”
“The recent events surrounding the killing of Mr. Floyd, have our nation facing a very important decision. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said ‘our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.’”
“I am challenging you, now more than ever, to amplify your voice to create a new ‘normal’ for this country. Deep in my heart, I know each of you can bring about the change our society needs to make things better for everyone. Your life matters. All of our students’ lives matter,” wrote Styles.