AIP Statement on Racism and Protests – June 1, 2020

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) stands in solidarity with the victims of police brutality, their families, and those who are protesting racism in the wake of the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. AIP also acknowledges that these events are additional examples of a larger system of social, economic, and academic injustice that marginalizes and dehumanizes our fellow citizens.

As we, the AIP leadership and staff, witness the pain, anger, and unrest across the country, we are determined to channel our shared feelings of outrage and grief toward a renewed commitment to elevate the voices of those silenced in our community and do our part in calling out and addressing the inequities experienced by African Americans in the physical sciences.

At AIP, we will continue to do our best to expose and address injustice and discrimination within our society and the physical sciences community.

Statements from AIP Member Societies:

Acoustical Society of America

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

American Association of Physics Teachers

American Astronomical Society

American Meteorological Society

American Physical Society

The Optical Society