The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is only the most recent instance of racially motivated violence against Black communities. It is another horrific chapter in the long history of violence and discrimination against people of color in our country. And the use of violence as a response to lawful protest only compounds the sin. 
We at Island Press stand with the victims and with all who seek to end such violence. Creating a sustainable, healthy environment requires a diverse and inclusive society free from violence and oppression. I encourage our staff, our authors, and our partners to commit to action that results in a just and more equitable future for all. 
David Miller, President and Publisher, Island Press