June 4, 2020
HACU statement of solidarity and support for the Black community
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has released the following statement regarding its support for the Black community in light of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among others:
“On behalf of HACU, I wish to express our unwavering support for the Black community during this time of national mourning in the face of racial injustice and systematic violence,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio Flores.
“HACU is in solidarity with our brethren as we strive to achieve justice, equality and peace during this difficult time in our history. Now is the time to stand in unity with other communities of color in order to face this great challenge. We frequently advocate on behalf of underrepresented students, along with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and today is no different as we stand with the Black community against racial injustice - Black Lives Matter.”
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. The Association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Sacramento, California and Washington D.C. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).