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Public statement from the University of New Mexico Black Faculty Alliance (BFA) condemning the criminal act of domestic anti-Black terrorism that includes the threat of a lynching directed toward Dr. Charles Becknell, Jr. and his family. Dr. Becknell, Jr. is the Director of the Africana Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Among their suggested actions, the BFA calls for "the creation of a task force to develop a survivor-focused approach for an emergency response to hate-based threats against UNM Black faculty and a truth-telling commission to document systems and behaviors that create and sustain anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and racist assaults in any form."


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