The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and Philando Castile, among other Black individuals in the United States is extremely disturbing and highly problematic. These murders and the 400-year history of killing Blacks in the United States is inexcusable and contradicts not only the laws in this country, but the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights as well as other widely agreed upon international policies and practices. These killings must stop now. As the international division of the American Psychological Association (APA), we are committed to pursuing strategies and activities to promote cultural, educational, and service delivery norms, policies, and structures that will lead to honoring, respecting, and protecting the lives of all Black individuals living in the United States.
Brigitte Khoury, Ph.D.
President, APA Division 52 (International Psychology)
Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D.
President-Elect, APA Division 52 (International Psychology)
Nancy Sidun, Psy.D.
Past President, APA Division 52 (International Psychology)